Santiago Sierra, Veteran of the War of Afghanistan Facing the Corner, New York, NY, USA, April 2013, 2013
"I think one of the United States veterans would be the most appropriate. We expressed this best in the press release for 'Veterans.' While remaining anonymous, each veteran brings reality and specificity into the viewer’s general perceptions of war and those who carry out its actions. The presence of the veteran references the relationship between power and guilt as well as the distance between the often cryptic political motives that lead to war and the experiences of those directly affected by its consequences. These documentations of performances provide an incredibly empathetic viewpoint into the collective psyche of the soldier. The performance is uncomplicated and articulate, but loaded with pathos."
(Digital lambda print, 78.7 x 39.4 inches; 200 x 100 cm)