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Memory Wound: Photos Of The Sublime Tribute To Anders Behring Breivik’s Victims

by | 6th, March 2014

Memory Wound


THE victims of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik are to be remembered with a beautiful monument. Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg says designed Memory Wound. It, says he, “reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss”.

Memory Wound is large slice of rock removed from the Norwegian mainland near the island of Utoeya, where Breivik murdered most of his 77 victims. The sculpture will face Utøya island in the municipality of Hole.

Some of the removed rock will forma  statue in Oslo to the people he murdered there.

Breivik is serving a 21 year sentenced.


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Says the artist:

During the initial site visit to Utøya, I  noticed how different the feeling was of walking outside in nature, compared to the feeling  of walking through the rooms of the main building. The experience of seeing the vacant  rooms and the traces of extreme violence brought me vand others around mev to a state of profound sadness. In its current state, the building kept close within it the memory of the  terror acts of July 22, 2011. Like an open wound.


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Visitors begin their experience guided along a wooden pathway through the forest. This creates a five to ten minute contemplative journey

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