FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
24 March 2022
Haroon Gunn-Salie in partnership with the South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) presents a public discussion about Crying for justice. SACTJ is made up of 13 NGOs and also individual members committed to addressing the unfinished business of the TRC. Speakers include Mary Burton, Howard Varney, Yasmin Sooka, Kylie Thomas, Shirley Gunn and Haroon Gunn-Salie.
The event will be held online as a livestream on the artists’ Youtube channel.
RSVP is encouraged but not mandatory.Monday 28 March 202218h00 SAST (+2GMT)
YouTube livestream: https://youtu.be/OZFM1GoVxB0
Crying for justice is a site-specific installation by Haroon Gunn-Salie presented on the unmarked site near the historic gallows at the Castle of Good Hope in Central Cape Town. The installation is made up of 118 graves excavated into the landscape, symbolising the 117 known activists killed in detention by apartheid security forces. The last grave acknowledges activists killed in detention and who remain unaccounted for. The sculptural graveyard highlights the need to dig up the past to reveal the truth behind these brutal killings and is intended to remain in the landscape until the truth is revealed.
When viewed from the rampart elevation of the Castle walls, the installation spells the word JUSTICE as a reverberating call to continue the fight for truth, justice and accountability inpost-apartheid South Africa, and for the prosecution of those responsible for these politically-motivated crimes against humanity.
LINKS: South African Coalition for Transitional Justice
RSVP – haroongunnsalie.studio