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Nomonde Calata – was everything to me – Harold Snyman

Liezl Ackermann - not a church - Gcinikhaya Makoma 1998

Maggie Friedman - senseless murder - Ferdi Barnard

Linda Biehl – understand the context – Mongezi Manqina

Family of Guguletu Seven – why were you smiling – Capt. John Sterrenberg

Neville Clarence - hold no grudge - Aboobaker Ismael

Nkosinathi Biko – false medical certificate – Dr Benjamin Tucker

Limpho Hani – no remorse – Gaye Derby-Lewis

Installation view at The Light Factory

Visitors to the exhibition at the Dakawa Art Centre in Grahamstown, 1999

Truth Games highlights the most important cases investigated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Each piece pictures an accuser, a defender, and an image of the event in question. Evidence taken from press reports summarises the accusations and defence. These texts are printed on slats obscuring sections of the work. In order to see hidden parts of the images, viewers must slide the slats across the work to uncover what is beneath. Is the truth finally coming out or is it still hidden?

Truth Games, 1998
Laminated colour laser prints, wood, metal, plastic, perspex

80 x 120

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