Kemang Wa Luhelere, Remembering the Future of a Hole as a Verb, 2010. Chalk on wall. Installation view at Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg. Courtesy the artist
The Center for Historical Reenactment (CHR) is a Johannesburg-based independent platform founded in 2010. CHR looks at history to investigate how, within a particular historical hegemony, certain values have been created and promoted into a broader universal discourse. No doubt, historical constructions play essential, almost central roles in the formation of this system and what is often taken for granted as a given. Therefore, within the scope of emancipatory artistic productions, historical reenactments can and do play a significant role.
CHR employs artistic practices to reinterpret history and propose possibilities for new narratives and subjectivities in the process.