Monument for a Moment

A monument made to represent and last only but a moment. It is big as much as it is flimsy, and the paper pasted on its walls turns yellow with time, as the floor of plaster breaks beneath your feet. This monument is as wavering and unstable as the moment it searches to represent—a moment of convergence in so many layers, turning in its epitome to exploding catharsis in fluorescent orange.

The old Parthenon monuments represent a violent stagnation and the silhouettes behind them—in trying to mimic their poses—follow in their procession. The central figure moves in freedom after breaking from its shadows.

But this monument announces only the breaking itself—a distancing from an old pattern of behaviour. Still unsure of what a new cycle or beginning could entail, this monument commemorates its rupture to itself. An old monument giving way to a new one.