Thursday, May 29, 2008

After shock

By the time we got to the Tate Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth installation in the turbine hall (a 167 meter fracture in the concrete floor) was over. But looking down at our feet it was easy to see where the fissure had been. Carefully filled by technicians the crack lives on as a ghostly drawing. With news of the China quake still on the front pages of UK papers Salcedo’s work, even in this erased form, is still capable of creating a powerful impact.