General Louis Botha monument, Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa
15 June 2021
On 15 June 2021, the day before South Africa's Youth Day commemoration, Emmanuel's existing video work Remember-dismember (2015) was projected publicly onto the pedestal of the equestrian monument to General Louis Botha at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa. The intervention was documented live by Latitudes Online and simultaneously recorded on video to create a video artwork. This video artwork premiered on his solo exhibition Substance of Shadows installed at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery in September 2021. Supported by Diversity Art Forum and The Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study.
Essay by Karen von Veh and Landi Raubenheimer in 'Image and Text' journal (2022) [PDF]
Article by Sandile Ngidi for the Mail and Guardian newspaper (2021) [PDF]