Freedom Park Museum, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
25 June – 31 July 2015
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 and 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) and The Lost Men Mozambique (2007) were also on view.
Review by Rudolf Stehle in Beeld newspaper (Afrikaans) (2015) [PDF]