"Xenon for Rio de Janeiro" (1999)

"Xenon for Rio de Janeiro," 1999
Light projection. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Text: “Truisms” (1977-79), “Survival” (1983-85), and “Arno” (1996); Photo: Beto Felício; © 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"I want the meaning to be available but I also want it sometimes to disappear into fractured reflections or into the sky. Because one’s focus comes and goes, one’s ability to understand what’s happening ebbs and flows. I like the representation of the language to be the same. This tends not only to give the content to people, but it will also pull them to attend."

- Jenny Holzer