The Freedom Charter, South Africa, 2009 – 2010
The Freedom Charter Project was created during 2009 and 2010 in South Africa and begs the consideration of this historical document.
By bringing phrases from the Freedom Charter document directly into site specific public spaces Faith was able to reiterate, and ask the question of where these important issues and values sit within the current context of South Africa today..
The freedom charter document is an important historical document that acted as a backbone for the struggle listing the demands and desires of the people…
Another inspiration for this project stemmed from the old political slogans and stencils that were used during the struggle against apartheid, which were early influences on Faith.
In Faith’s words; ‘South Africans fought a long and painful struggle to change the political and economic situation in the country The Freedom Charter document acted as a backbone to the struggle listing the demands and desires of the people.. Today it is becoming increasingly evident that many of these changes have only been made on a superficial level or not at all.. and perhaps it is time to re-look at these aims and reevaluate what they mean in today’s context…’
The project was documented by Rowan Pybus and a full presentation of it was made at the MU gallery in Holland in 2010. NASA