Blinking Jesus







Blinking Jesus
San Sebastian, Spain, 2004
Intervention, 4:3 Video 03:00 min.
Commissioned by Manifesta 5

A light-shuttering system was installed to the nighttime illumination of San Sebastian´s jesus statue atop Monte Urgull, next to the coast. The normally static light is sometimes interrupted; some might interpret its blinking as morse code (spelling “be not afraid”), while others might see it as either a technical malfunction or a miraculous occurence.