First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

We live in a society where violence is everywhere, it has become so integrated into our lives that we rarely pause to reflect on the current situation. We seem to live anesthetized and we see the scope of the wars of our time. Violence is part of our life and we do not have to go far to get involved with it, because it is present in the streets we travel, the places we visited, our jobs and even in our homes. When will we understand that war is no solution to our problems? For the artists Anna Burns and Michael Bodiam, the current war is not a joke and they show it with this series of installations that mimic atomic bombs of various materials, with the intention to remove the veil that keeps us blind to the current situation, and begin to become aware, because although the world is silent at times, remains a violent place.

Source and images: Anna Burns and Michael Bodiam

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