PAUL EMMANUEL: THE LOST MEN GRAHAMSTOWN
1820 Settlers' Monument, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This once-off counter-memorial was temporarily installed adjacent to the 1820 Settlers' Monument, Grahamstown, South Africa in July 2004 on the 10th anniversary of South Africa's democracy. The installation formed part of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival's main programme. Sourced from public archives, the names & military ranks of men who had died in the 1820 – 50's Xhosa Wars fought in the Grahamstown area, were pressed into Emmanuel's skin. Xhosa names however, could only be sourced from the journals of white soldiers & were each recorded as a single name only. Supported by The National Arts Council of South Africa and The Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

Media/texts
Art Source SA
Press release [PDF]

Concept Document
& Media Kit [PDF]

Press articles, reviews
& bibliography

Links
Grahamstown
National Arts
Festival website

© paul emmanuel