January 10, 2012 + 2:51 pm = POST #97
 

Architect Peter Zumthor designed this memorial on an island in Norway to commemorate the suspected 91 witches who were burned at the stake there in the seventeenth century.The first structure comprises a pine scaffolding framework, inside which is a suspended fabric cocoon containing a long oak-floored corridor. Inside this corridor, light bulbs hang behind 91 windows along with a plaque to record the individual stories of every victim.

The installation by late Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) , entitled The Damned, The Possessed and The Beloved, occupies the smoked-glass-clad second structure. A circle of mirrors within surround and reflect a flaming steel chair inside a hollow concrete cone.

 

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