"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"The river is as much a witness as the A-Bomb Dome building reflected in the water...The river was where people jumped to their death because they thought that it would help them to cool their burns, but in fact it only contributed to a quicker death. Those are the events or scenes recalled by some of the memorial projection participants and artists who were speaking through the building, as if they were the building, looking at the river and seeing all of this again- the bodies floating, the people jumping in. At the same time, the river continues its flow as if nothing has happened. There is fresh water coming. The river is like a tragic witness- but also a hope- because it’s moving..."
- Krzysztof Wodiczko