Pinned onto a wall in Sanell Aggenbach’s light-filled studio in Cape Town’s Woodstock, among references she using for her upcoming show, is an x-ray of a headphone-wearing skull.
‘It’s actually my own head,’ she laughs, describing the look on the face of the technician while she undertook this bit of research. Said headphones are hooked up on one of the walls in the whitewashed old space, which occupies the floor above the studio of her husband, fellow artist Brett Murray.
That they’re within easy walking distance of home is a necessary convenience with two small children to attend to.
This excerpt was originally published in HL April 2013