This time-lapse video documents the installation of the LED sculpture For Chicago (2008) for the Museum’s presentation of Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT.
This video focuses on the politics of Jenny Holzer’s work in PROTECT PROTECT. It features Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archive and Laurel Fletcher, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley. Doyle offers a close look at Holzer’s Redaction Paintings, which feature declassified government documents pertaining to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fletcher discusses Lustmord—a series of texts Holzer wrote in response to the systematic raping of Bosnian women by Serbian soldiers in the genocidal war in the former Yugoslavia.