Monday, 16 August 2010

War - never doubt that it is personal

For all involved war is personal and two installations at the Imperial War Museum brought this home to me. The wall and doorway of suitcases in the area looking particularly at refugees and displacement. The second were the filing cabinet drawers each with a photo and name on them, most closed some open with objects belonging to the person inside.
War is always deeply, deeply personal in both triumph and tragedy, it simply and totally sets the agenda and is unrelenting.