Martin Firrell
Resistance Is Grace
Five environments were installed under Waterloo Station examining the conditions for war or peace, for happy co-existence or mutual annihilation. The five underground rooms of It Ends Here each explored an aspect of human nature.

The Resistance Room: To resist our tendency to retaliate is to resist our basest human nature. Resistance is the turn in the road away from hell towards grace. Grace may be as simple as the act of saying 'It ends here...'
What does an examination of the human in crisis tell us about the kind of animal we really are? Without doubt we are a warring and violent species, but we are also redeemed by something else - by our capacity (weak though it is) to see beyond immediate hurts and imagine an alternative to retaliation, by our attempts to live humanely in an over-crowded and tension-filled world. 
Part Of
It Ends Here
Gilded text, red-haired young woman, incense, haze, found sound
The vaults at Waterloo Station, London UK
1 to 4 September 2014
Supported by
Twentieth Century Fox
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