Saturday, April 17, 2010

The One You Love is Sick

Bethanie in Pok Fu Lam

Inscribed in Latin above the front door lintel is Bethanie’s motto: “Lord, the one whom you love is sick.”
These words, from St. John’s gospel (John 11:3) refer to Lazarus, and are found in a message sent by Martha to Jesus. Bethanie was named after the village where Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived, where Jesus made a point to visit just before the Passion in order to bring Lazarus back to life - "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up."
At the end of next week, Tom and I will be presenting a site-work at Bethanie created in collaboration with the artists participating in our masterclass. We’ve yet to meet these artists, we’ve not yet fully wrapped our heads around the site.
We don’t yet know how the piece will come together, what it’ll be about, but Tom and I are agreed- It’ll be called The one you love is sick.
- Zach

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