FFR is an open forum, investigating processes of redress that have come to light as a result of CASE N0 001/05/2008, setting a precedent in the matter. This case, which was taken on by Adv. Alice in 2008, remains unresolved to date, with an appeal scheduled for September 2012. The forum thus aims to identify, frame and host discourses on key issues pertaining to processes of redress within the fields of law, culture and aesthetics, by gathering people and objects in this online archive in the lead up to the hearing in Johannesburg in an attempt to justly resolve the matter.
A short video presented by Bryant Greenbaum LL.B., LL.M., J.D., Barrister and Solicitor, introduces key concerns from a judicial perspective.
The research paper: "redress-un-dressed: Introducing a play of judicial and aesthetic processes of redress", published in the South African Journal of Art History, Vol. 26, Issue 1, 2011, contains extracts from Elgin Helga Rust’s mini-dissertation, part of the Fine Art Masters redress1-un-dressed, ADVOCATE ALICE PRESENTS: R v JR 2010, completed in 2010 at the University of Cape Town. This investigation into processes of redress (that is, strategies of transformation) led Rust to juxtapose processes of what she termed ‘aesthetic redress’ against processes of judicial redress.
Anyone interested in volunteering as a Juror can submit a detailed application before the 28 May, 2012. Please refer to APPEAL to view the application requirements.