This work is inspired by a 1986 song by James Phillips’ (AKA Bernaldus Niemand) titled ‘Hou my vas Korporaal’ (hold me tight Corporal). The song was a satirical probe at military conscription in 80s apartheid South Africa. It was released in the company of the youth-driven anti-nationalist Afrikaans rock movement of the same decade. Michael […]

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Hendrik V

In his show Heritage Osmosis in spring 2010 Fritsch showed his first Hendrick and has since continued to explore its  shape and “personality” through varying approaches: scale, material, context, and narrative. Hendrick V is its “fifth incarnation”. The title and material are to evoke connotations of medieval knights in chainmaille armor. […]

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