The British Coat of Arms
By: Kira Kemper
The British Coat of Arms is a public intervention-performance creating a tableau that represents the British coat of arms, as can be found on the façade of the Slave Lodge and various other historical buildings throughout Cape Town. Wearing costumes mimicking the golden lion and unicorn from Anton Anreith's detailed pediment, performers will interact with members of the public, encouraging them to engage in a playful manner with this symbol of colonialism.
Speaking to the idea of the monument, and asking who is “cast in stone” and remembered and why, The British Coat of Arms also presents a great photo opportunity!