Thursday, 5 August 2010

doris salcedo //
unland: the orphan's tunic, 1997
wood, cloth, hair, and glue

"the word that defines my work is 'impotence' -  i am completely impotent.  i feel that i am responsible for everything that happens, and that i simply arrived too late.  i cannot give anybody back their father or their sons, i cannot fix any problem, i can do nothing.  it's a lack of power.  but then as a person who lacks power, i face the ones who have power, and who manipulate life.  it's from that perspective of the one who lacks power that i look at the powerful ones."

- doris salcedo

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