Dia Mater I
January 16, 1991, the day that U.S. invaded Baghdad. Sitting in front of TV, we watch an antiseptic war: no blood, agony or death. Only the glare of “fireworks” falling over Baghdad.
"The title of the installations, Dia Mater alludes to the Babylonian creation epic "Enuma Elish," which relates the brutal description of how the mother goddess Tiamat was killed by her great, great, great, grandson Marduk".
Julia P. Herzberg
Silkscreen on paper,
plexiglass & wood, light box,
prayer rugs, sound.
Shown at Art in General, New York.
Photo credit: Sarah Wells
Dia Mater I is part of the series It's Still Time to Mourn (Tempos de Luto) that is also composed by the installation: Dia Mater II exhibited at Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil (1993) and the artist book:
It's Still Time to Mourn (1992).
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