Landscape memorial to Breivik victims sparks outrage in Norway
Published on Mar 19, 2014 10:36 AM
OSLO (AFP) - A controversial memorial project for the victims of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik near the site of the massacre has sparked anger among relatives and locals.
Called "Memory Wound", the project by Swedish landscape artist Jonas Dahlber carves a three-and-half meter wide slit through a small peninsula facing the island of Utoeya, where the right-wing extremist killed 69 people, mostly teenagers, on July 22, 2011.
Names of the victims would be engraved into one side of the peninsula's symbolic wound, with a observation gallery installed into the facade on the opposite side.
The jury which selected the proposal describe it as "a wound or a cut within the landscape" which symbolises "something being taken away".
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