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Unmaking Monuments

In accordance with Plinths for the People, this screening program glimpses at the auras and complexities around what we broadly consider as the monuments: from Nazi architectures, confederate monuments, to landmark buildings with a scandalous past. Some are structures erected to commemorate or to serve historic moments; others are significant public projects that, upon completion, involuntarily become constant reminders of their own being and their permanent space-making.

Julia Meltzer, David Thorne, Take into the air my quiet breath, 2007. Image courtesy of Video Data Bank.