PAUL EMMANUEL: REMNANTS
Freedom Park, Pretoria, South Africa

In WWI, white South African servicemen fell alongside the Allies fighting against the Germans. Their black comrades, who were not allowed to carry weapons, died as labourers in camps located on the English Channel. The names of black servicemen who died were left off memorials, while those who survived were denied medals to honour them.
In Remnants, Emmanuel presented the remains of the silk banners from The Lost Men France (2014) counter-memorial & the casts used to press the names of fallen servicemen into his skin. The video Remembering a Counter-memorial documented the process. Photographs of previous installations in The Lost Men series, The Lost Men Grahamstown (2004) & The Lost Men Mozambique (2007) were also on view.

Media/texts
Art Source South Africa
Press Release [PDF]

Museum exhibition
concept document [PDF]

Opening Address by
André Croucamp [PDF]

Press reviews & articles

Links
Freedom Park
website

The Lost Men
website

Remnants at
Boston University Galleries, USA

Photos/Videos
Exhibition views (23 photos)
Opening speech by André Croucamp
(video 16:11
)
Interview on SABC TV
(video 6:17)

Remembering a Counter-memorial
(Video 10 mins 33 sec)

© Paul Emmanuel