[-empyre-] regarding grief and mourning

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 03:16:08 EST 2012

I am friend to Alfredo Jaar, the Chilean born artist living in New
York since many years. I love his work, the Rwanda Project. 1994-2000
He wrote this text in the Imaginary Museum, “These posters, scattered
around the streets and squares of Malmo, reduced the rhetoric of
advertising to a cry of grief. But they also served notice on a
complacent public: ‘You—in your tidy parks, on your bicycles, walking
your dogs—look at this name, listen to this name, at least hear it,
now: Rwanda, Rwanda, Rwanda...’ The posters were a raw gesture,
produced out of frustration and anger. If all of the images of
slaughter and piled corpses, and all of the reportage did so little,
perhaps a simple sign, in the form of an insistent cry, would get
their attention.” - Alfredo Jaar, imaginarymuseum.org

Regarding Deenas interesting linking together, I think it's of course
right and fair to try to be a part of a collective catharsis with our
writings with our images with our tears with our cries.


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