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“When We Were Soldiers… once and young”
Sep 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
“When We Were Soldiers… once and young (WWWS)” is a photographic installation by German artist and social activist Bettina WitteVeen. It is the first time that an artist has been given the use of the building where soldiers were treated from the American Civil War onwards to World War ll, and which has been closed to the general public. The exhibition contemplates war as an expression of humanity’s dark side. This exhibition has taken seven years to come to fruition and is the fourth in a global series of installations called Heart of Darkness.
The installation comprises over 100 black and white and color analog photographs culled from historic archives, sculptures in the form of large crosses and a walk-in altar with a sound installation.