The word “tragedy” (Greek: “goat song”) first appeared in Ancient Greece. Tragedy established specific forms for ritualized drama whose origins probably go back to matriarchal sacrificial rites in the Bronze Age (circa 3200-600 BCE). The letters of the word are made into a high wall through which visitors enter the exhibition space.
Music: “Tragedy,” Bee Gees, from the album: Spirits Have Flown, 1979
This work has been shown at
Tragedy, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, 2002