A football pitch as memorial

By Sebastian E.

MEMORIAL OF A CONCENTRATION CAMP
Santiago, Chile 2006

A 10-meter magnolia tree is planted in the center of Chile’s National Stadium where dictator Pinochet in 1973 imprisoned thousands of political prisoners who were tortured and killed. After planting the tree, the stadium doors are open to the public as a park; offering a space to stop, look again, and remember. An impossible, cathartic soccer match played before 20.000 people, closes the project after a week of activity.

Found through Rebel:Art

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