Support for the Burning Spirit

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Photo: Dan Jurgens
1987
Paper roll, crutches, coat hangers, burned clothing
52.5 x 23 x 15.5 inches

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"In ancient times people didn't know how to preserve their information except by passing it on in a spoken way to the children.

"In ancient times people didn't know how to preserve their information except by passing it on in a spoken way to the children. But one of the elders invented paper, and after that, mankind could write down ideas and keep them. And the spirit of mankind was proud of that invention and was burning to learn. But mankind can change, and ideas change, and when it is all wrote on paper it is sometimes necessary to hum up the old to make room for the new. The new ideas give that spirit its support. Call this piece Support for the Burning Spirit"