[-empyre-] question to Cecilia Parsberg and Susan Meiselas and to all others
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- Subject: [-empyre-] question to Cecilia Parsberg and Susan Meiselas and to all others
- From: "Ana Valdes" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 12:50:48 +0100
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One of the most relevant questions I felt me committed to ask is this
one: when we, activists, writers, artists, meet and describe and
verbalize the "other's pain", the grief of the victims (Jenin,
Kurdistan, Nicaragua, New Orleans hurrican, etc.), how are we using
this pain? Are we a kind of emotions vampyres, using the "other's"
pain and sadness? How should we act to be a part of it, to be involved
and not only spectators?
I met once a Swedish painter, she was very moved by Cecilias pictures
from Jenin, http://this.is/Jenin. She told us "I want to go to Jenin
and paint them, the destroyed houses, the people". I was shocked, how
could she think to go there as a painter, sat up her canvas and paint
them, as they were freaks to be exhibited in a gallery?
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth
with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you
will always long to return.
— Leonardo da Vinci
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