"Lament of the Images (Version 2)" (2002)

"Lament of the Images (Version 2)," 2002
Two light tables, motor. Time cycle: Top table rises every 6 minutes for 1 minute. Overall: 165 x 96 1/4 x 48 inches.
© Alfredo Jaar, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

"The paradox is that there has never been so much control of images by governments and corporations- control of images, control of our landscape, of this landscape that affects our lives. What we see is what makes us. What kinds of thoughts do we have, based on this landscape that surrounds us, this landscape that is so much under control?"

- Alfredo Jaar

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