Ashes of Treasures

   

 
Ashes of Treasures
3 Glass Cylinders
10 cm diameter (30, 50, 70cm) high
Semi filled with ashes and remains of burned


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In these three cylinders is one kilogram of the ashes of the burnt books which I gathered from the remains of the library of the College of Fine Arts in Baghdad. I want this kilogram to be a sample of tons of the remains of the burnt books. It is the tradition of some people to preserve the ashes of their beloved ones, and so it is to me. I want to preserve the ashes of these victimized treasures of knowledge.

Dans ces trois cylindres se trouve un kilo de cendres de livres bruls. Jai pu les ramasser de ce qui restait de la librairie du Collge des beaux arts Bagdad. Je voudrais que ces cendres soient un rappel des tonnes de livres qui ont t bruls. Pour certaines personnes, cest une tradition de garder les dpouilles mortelles de leurs bien-aims, et cest de mme pour moi. Jaimerais prserver les cendres de ces trsors du savoir, devenus victimes.

 

 

 

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