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Umělec magazine 2009/1

01.01.2009

Adina Bar-On | war | en cs de es

Letter: January 6, 2009

To my friends,
I can hear you.
I have been laying beside Daniel, hour after hour and day after day, watching the sights and listening closely to the endless horror of war.
I am devastated.
I seem to think, ironically, that if I watch constantly than we, Danny and I, shall hold the war back (even if only slightly).
I want to do more.
You know my work, somehow always reflects the gain of ideology beside the loss of lives and - I have imagined performing “About Love” in front of Parliament, on the main shopping area, inside a shelter, at the Art gallery, facing the sea.
I am futile.
Sincerely,
Adina


Letter: February 1, 2009

My Dear Alena,
I think I know how you feel when trying to have an influence during a state of War.
Art seems futile in the face of War; How can the Muses sing while the Bombs are falling!?
[There is such a saying in Hebrew ... have you a saying that has a similar meaning?]
I wanted to perform during the war, as a form of a protest, I suppose, but it felt ridiculous; I mean - Art can not scare War!
HA!

I will perform, though, in a fundraising event; a fundraising event for the Palestinians ...

All my work deals with Loss in the face of Ideologies and consequently Wars.




01.01.2009

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