Numerals of funerals (it is too early to forget)
Controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu’s latest artwork went on display today (21 Feb 2011) in Cape Town’s second annual public arts festival called Infecting the city. The installation piece, titled Numerals of funerals (it is too early to forget) features an old South African flag, a toilet bowl with the words “Kaffers only” painted in big black letters on it, a rotten piece of carcass, military objects like bandoliers, bullets and a rifle, an open Bible and pictures of Eugene Terreblanche and the AWB.
The sight where the artwork was on view was at the Cape Town station and people crowded around it all day, with some very vocal in expressing their views on the piece. The installation was scheduled for one day only.