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Hazard on the Pitch

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Sure it’s a funny picture, but the story is anything but.

Spectacular project of Sebastian Errazuriz in 2006 (“Memorial of a Concentration Camp”, Santiago, Chile):

“A 10-meter magnolia tree is planted in the center of Chile’s National Stadium where dictator Pinochet in 1973 imprisoned thousands of political prisoners who were tortured and killed.

After planting the tree, the stadium doors are open to the public as a park, offering a space to stop, look again, and remember.

An impossible, cathartic soccer match played before 20,000 people, closes the project after a week of activity.”

[Story with more images can be found here.]

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