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Mechtild Widrich

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo: she had firearms surrendered by FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) melted down and, in collaboration with women who had suffered sexual abuse in the decades-long conflict, hammered them into sheet metal, used them to design and line the floor of the memorial space called Fragmentos in Bogotá [ Fig. 7.1 ]. The cathartic acts of the women hammering the metal, some of which Salcedo filmed, laughing and crying as they beat the recycled raw material into forms more

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