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   Messages from the Moat



From 1658 – 1700, under the  first colonizers of the Cape of Good Hope, the Dutch East India Company, more than 1500 transactions involving the buying and selling of slaves were recorded. In Messages from the Moat, each of these transactions is represented by one bottle, with the details engraved on the side of the bottle. 

Messages from the Moat, 1997
Engraved and stencilled glass, printed canvas, found fishing net and water pump
Dimensions variable

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