“The work comprises 166 units, with each individual unit consisting of two tables and a section of earth. Each unit is approximately the length and with of a standard coffin. Source.”
“Plegaria Muda can evoke associations of a memorial or a collective burial site. It springs out of a three-year-long research of the ghettoes of South East Los Angeles, but is also a direct answer to repeated atrocities committed by groupings within the Colombian army between 2003 and 2009. - - Plegaria Muda may be translated as “Mute Prayer” and even though the piece responds to acts of violence, it imbues us with its contemplative stillness. It does not tell stories of individual victims, but in silence it gives voice to a collective trauma that has caused festering wounds throughout an entire social fabric. Removed from a private, anonymous invisibility to the very centre of this piece is a repressed and unprocessed sorrow - a sorrow that can find no place where violent death has been reduced to complete insignificance. Source.”
Doris Salcedo- one of my favorite artists and eternal source of inspiration.