On 21 September 2012, the International Day of Peace, the Nomadic Memorial Cast Lead was first performed in The Hague, City of Peace and Justice. From the 30st October till the 2nd of November 2012, the nomadic monument was shown in Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. For the finissage on the 2nd of November 2012 – All Souls’ Day – the acknowledged Palestinian playwright and actor, Taher Najib gave a lecture-performance.
Reminiscent of a graveyard, the Cast Lead installation consists of 1430 unique books ‘floating’ above the floor in battle-array. Each copy of the book has the name of one of the casualties of Operation Cast Lead, carried out by the Israel Army in Gaza during 2008/2009, on its cover. The books contain texts by writers, artists and thinkers from both the East and West. Each of these books is a monument filled with knowledge that proved incapable of changing the course of events.
Would you like to cooperate in the realisation of this work of art? For the price of €65, you will receive your own unique book as part of the work of art Click to order the book.
map of the installation for Bozar, Brussels
The project is a co production of Ontwerpwerk, Den Haag; Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren, Brussels; Stef van Bellingen, Erwin Jans and Felix Villanueva.
For more information and to donate to this project go to http://www.gegotenlood.nl/en