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Deeper Look: Jenny Holzer Bob Marley

 

  • Jenny Holzer

  • On view through at least 2018
  • MASS MoCA

Bob Marley green, 2006
Oil on linen, 2 elements
33 x 51 x 1.5 in.

Location: South Hall

In March 2004, the chief of staff of Joint Task Force Guantanamo ordered an investigation into allegations that a detainee had been abused by military police officers at the prison. The American Civil Liberties Union subsequently obtained the 71-page investigation report, which includes this sworn statement. In it, an MP describes a detainee engaging in small acts of resistance: refusing to wear his standard-issue flip-flops, purposely walking through a puddle with his guards, and singing Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.”

The original source document for this work can be found here.

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