Our Name, In Lights.
Like blood that's forgotten gravity, Jenny Holzer's
projections of declassified government documents move silently up the walls of the Bobst Library at NYU. Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and the memos that led to them: All are represented. Ironically, there are really no words to describe this. Just feelings of shame, sadness, and anger. That and the beauty of a work that pulls us in, closer to the bosom of a very dark night.
The piece will be running again tomorrow night, Wednesday, from dusk until midnight. Washington Square South and Laguardia Place. For a little hope, see her projections of poetry at the NY Public Library from October 6 through October 9.