Vigils

 

 

At vigils for the murdered, communities enact their own memories of loved ones, and over dead bodies, assert the solidarity needed to generate the life giving bonds of love and support. Folks gather around images of the dead pasted on cardboard, tied onto people or mounted on fences surrounded by candles in plastic bottle tops. They wear special colours or T-shirts adorned with the faces of the dead. The performance is captured in photographs and videos, to be replayed again and again.

 

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