Monday, 13 September 2010

Towers of Light

When faced with the contrast between life and death, joy and depression, warmth and cold, one is bound to think of 'light' and 'darkness'.

The 9/11 incident was a moment of incomprehensible darkness, an image of the fragility of life, a grotesque display of a game of political monopoly and wake up call to look outside the box of Western civilization. Pain and loss are dark, and somewhere out there, people still live in the black tar pits of their shadow players.

The installation put up by Paul Myoda and Julian LaVerdiere is not only a light to memorize the ache of losing a family member, a friend, or a fellow human, it is the reminder that we have the duty to shine light in the darkness, even where for some reason, it has been prevented to do so.

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