Sunday, 11 November 2007

Europalia Agorafolly 10

One More Monument by Fia-Stina Sandlung

Not a great photo, but a dark morning suited this piece. In front of the war memorial is a black square set into the ground. On it is inscribed "In Honour Of The Future Victims Of Swedish Made Weapons".

At once this artwork reconciles the homage to the previous previous fallen and a duty towards building a peaceful future.

As you read the inscription you automatically look down, taking in the inscription as you bow your head to the existing monument.

Why Sweden? Well it's neutrality doesn't seem to harm it's weapons sales.

1 comment:

Daphne Wayne-Bough, said...

Unless your name was Olaf Palme.