Monday, October 26, 2015

27 October 2015: Nothing at Mertasari this morning but extreme beauty: toddlers paDdle, sampans bob. I leave tonight for Doha, to visit i m pei's islamic art museum. I am haunted by a video i saw yesterday of a man being burned to death in the street in Aceh. He was kicked in the face as he struggled to get up. A crowd of young men watched. The video had the potency of the video of corpses being off-loaded in Auschwitz. I want to scream and do something. I will henceforth desist from painting the Sharia police presence in Aceh as light.