Patrik Bengtsson

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Memorial Place #2 —

I INSTALLED A MEMORIAL PLACE. I BOUGHT FLOWERS AND TWO CABBAGES THAT I SPRAY PAINTED BLACK.

I LIT MEMORIAL CANDLES, AND PUT THE FLOWERS IN VASES MADE OF CUT OFF WATER BOTTLES.

I WROTE A SWEDISH POEM WITH A PENCIL ON THE WALL. I SAVED A SPACE BETWEEN EACH LINE.

I ASKED A FRENCHMAN TO TRANSLATE THE POEM. OUR COMMON LANGUAGE WAS POOR ENGLISH.

I TRIED TO EXPLAIN EVERY WORD AND METAPHOR.

HE TRIED TO UNDERSTAND MY INTENTIONS AS HE TRIED TO EXPLAIN THE DESIGN OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.