>”Soldatenfriedhof” am Domplatz

>The Cathedral has a few special installations for Lent, including this “soldiers’ cemetery” of wooden crosses out in the little park in the Domplatz, by the artist Franz Wassermann. The 200 crosses bear the words “My body doesn’t belong to me”, “My body is a weapon” and “My body is a battlefield”, in 6 languages including Latin, Hebrew and Arabic.
Also part of the installation are the six large flags hanging from the neighboring buildings, bearing anonymous portraits. Their intention is to remind one of the “abuse of religion, church, business and politics for nationalist purposes.” According to the Cathedral’s website, the idea is to provoke thoughts about the inhumanity of war especially now, in this 200th anniversary year of Tirolean Freedom Fighters.

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