An Island Cut in Two for a Massacre Memorial

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To commemorate the tragedy of Norway’s 2011 massacre in which many civilians were killed by a rogue gunman, Jonas Dahlberg will create a unique work of art [titled “Memory Wound”] by slicing through the Utøya island.

Dahlberg will create an 11-foot cut along the headland, separating this part of the island from its “body”. This is a symbol for the loss of life and the wounds of the many people who were affected as their loved ones had passed on.

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Via Taxi.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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