Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Elie Wiesel and others have noted the growing significance of testimony in contemporary life. ln a mediated environment of information that seems sensational or inconsequential, the testimony of an eyewitness offers something explicit and reliable. We accept that different witnesses can provide contradictory accounts of events, but the collective stories form a basis for illumination and insight. lf never authoritative, there is a compelling dimension to the firsthand testimonies of people who have experienced-and give voice to-a traumatic event. The witness serves as an intermediary who opens an emotional connection with others… See the print version of Sculpture Magazine for the full review.