Interviews which the artists collective "the trinity session" carried out with artists and cultural producers who lived in Johannesburg before going abroad, show that not least in the brain drain of city cultural and intellectual milieus which even move from the newly democratised South Africa in the direction of Europe and North America, which mirror historical drawing power which the (post)colonial centrum of the imperial periphery radiates up to the present day. From their exhaustive interviews the trinity session forms a multi layered image of the city into a collage. Which finds itself in an extreme, sometimes brutal process of change since the end of apartheid.