"Lament of the Images (Version 1)," detail (2002)

"Lament of the Images (Version 1)," detail, 2002
Three illuminated texts mounted on Plexiglas, light screen. Text panels: Each 23 x 20 inches. Light wall: 6 x 12 feet. Text composed by David Levi-Strauss.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"So I thought that if I used light, the language of the work would be easily readable. People could read light and understand without words what I’m trying to say. It’s another simple way to connect with people."

- Alfredo Jaar