Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on the “Violence” and “Closure” of Fleeting Images and Funerals

“Some people said, ‘Oh, don’t you think the way that the image disappears is kind of violent?’ Well, that’s exactly what a funeral is … closure.”
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on A Crack in the Hourglass (2020), the Mexican-Canadian artist’s COVID-19 memorial that plots ephemeral images of pandemic victims out of grains of sand

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