• District Six Public Sculpture Festival

    Garth Erasmus &
    Victor Petersen
    Untitled washing line

    Dimensions: ± 8 m in length
    Site: below Kaizergracht Street
    Material: wire and cloth

     

    Arlene Amaler-Raviv & Gabrielle Kaplan
    Hanover Street web-site

    Dimensions: ±10m x 10m
    Site: Keizergracht Street
    Material: original District Six kerbstones, paint, construction tape

    Stacked as if packed to leave, the original kerbstones from the streets of District Six stand in the landscape as relics of what used to be a vibrant community. Plinths to absence, they carry the stenciled name of ‘Hanover Street’ which used to run at that very site. They are surrounded by posts tightly wrapped with red and white barrier tape which weaves between them, forming dense walls in some parts, leaving openings between others and unraveling outwards towards the city and the Cape Flats where the people of District Six were dispersed.

    Kevin Brand
    Beacon

    Dimensions: 250 x 100cm each
    Material: Mild steel, PVC and enamel

    Marking three significant historical sites in District Six, namely the Seven Steps, Vernon Terrace and Hanover Street, three processions of tall, elegant red masts formed the letters S- I-X from above. Each pole balanced a cut-out image of trophy moulds that were photographed by Jan Greshoff on Vernon Terrace in 1967. Like playful wind-vanes, these images

    Roderick Sauls
    Moettie My Vi’giettie (Don’t forget me)

    Dimensions: 8m x 2.5m x 3m
    Site: the remaining site of
    Hanover Street
    Material: wood, metal, cloth (silk)

    I was born in District Six and at the age of seven my future, and those of many other’s, especially the youth of this harmless, peaceful and settled community, was barbarically destroyed. Milan Kundera reminds us, ‘The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.”For me, memory became myth.

    Belinda Clarke
    Signpost

    Dimensions: 2m x 1m
    Site: corner of Keizersgracht and Christiaan Roads
    Material: wooden posts and boards, white and blue paint, primer

    My installation is a basic signpost with directional signs which point out specific areas to which people were removed. The idea is to have the actual distances to these areas on the signs, thereby enforcing in the viewer’s mind the reality of the distances involved. My intention is to give the viewer an idea of the

    James Mader
    Untitled

    Dimensions: approximately 30m x 30cm x 1.7m (height)
    Site: open field next to Moravian Church
    Material: steel, laminated
    photocopies, wire

    The piece consists of twenty pedestals, each suspending a photograph taken by Noor Ebrahim of the old District Six. The procession of poles point generally towards the Cape Flats, where most District Six residents were forcibly moved. By placing the photographs this way I hoped to force the viewers to stand with their backs to District Six: looking at what was and facing what is. The work was destroyed by the first evening of wind, leaving bent useless metal behind, an unexpected parody.”