MARGULIES AS TEXT BY LIGIA FILGUERIAS
“The Age of Destruction” by Ligia Filgueiras
The clear sense of destruction seems to clash beyond these thickened glass walls
As we stand here amid this shared silence, Kiefer’s message stands clear.
The plaster, dried plants, ashes, will all eventually deteriorate and turn into something else entirely.
But his message will remain.
We live in an impermanent state – constantly subjecting ourselves to change and adaptation.
And though each piece of this sculpture may change eventually,
These dresses represent the only grasp of permanence we all share: death.
Die Walkuren refers to Viking women who decided which soldiers would die in battle.
They were essentially the clear figure of death – drawing the line between the dead and living.
And though centuries have passed since their existence,
Their power stands still through these eroded dresses and a wrecking ball,
Reminding each of us that we too, are subject to destruction.