Catembe Ferry Jetty, Maputo, Mozambique

For this once-off counter-memorial it was intended to depict the names of Mozambican & South African combattants who had died in the Mozambican Civil War between the Frelimo & Renamo political movements. During the 1980's, South Africa's apartheid government supported Renamo. In 2007 however, Mozambican authorities placed a moratorium on releasing any names to the public & consequently, Emmanuel's skin was embossed with the words Unknown Soldier repeated in Shangaan & Portuguese. Two printmaking workshops were conducted at The National School of Visual Art in Maputo & an exhibition of participant’s prints was installed at the French-Mozambican Cultural Centre. Supported by Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation, Centre Culturel Franco-Mozambicano, French Institute South Africa & Escola Naçional de Artes Visuais. In memory of John Hodgkiss.

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