The Lost Men Grahamstown
Counter-memorial, tenth anniversary of South Africa’s democracy, 1820 Settlers National Monument, Gunfire Hill, Mkhanda (formerly known as Grahamstown), Eastern Cape, South Africa
1 – 10 July 2004
This once-only counter-memorial was temporarily installed adjacent to the 1820 Settlers' National 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 and 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 and were each recorded as a single name only. Supported by The National Arts Council of South Africa and The Grahamstown National Arts Festival.