Fotograf Magazine

Teresa Margolles

I Want to Show Silence

Every day we are flooded with hundreds of images of death, both real ones from reports, the daily news, and fake ones pouring out of cinema screens. Slowly the line between the two becomes difficult to detect, invisible to the benumbed viewer under the influence of the number of so many images. We already know that neither the number of corpses nor the anatomical literalness of the image is able to arouse a sense of empathy towards the victims of violence. So, the question is how to talk about the death resulting from violence in a way that it would cease to be adventurous and attractive and would become meaningful again; so that it would free itself from the power of the viewers’ poles?

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#38 death, when you think about it

#38 death, when you think about it


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