2020 Pretoria, Cape Town, Netherlands, e-flux (online)

Footnotes to a Monument

On Archival Violences

A film-collage commission for e-flux’s Monuments series in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut. The film combines archival footage, pop-culture media, dictionary definitions, news headlines and Wikipedia entries to unravel the tentacles of some of South Africa’s stagnant (but still very present) Apartheid and colonial monuments. 

The film proposes a series of tactics ranging from the oral, the aural, the embodied and performance from indigenous knowledges and present-day protests as counterpoints to reimagine these monuments.