Before | Became Afraid

Artist: Jenny Holzer
miscellaneous | 2019

The artist’s projections light a mountainside, filling the ancient landscape with contemporary voices and laying bare the horror and anguish of gun violence through poetry and testimony by family members, survivors, and activists who offer their accounts of grief, anger, solutions, and strength. Here too Native Nations poets reflect on history as well as their everyday realities in America. Defiant and sometimes tender poems of love, loss, injustice, and then justice scroll large over the mountain, making the preserve a habitat for resilience.


Desert X 19 | 2019.02.09 - 2019.04.21 | Coachella Valley, Ca(United States)