In THE IDIOT, Prince Myshkin’s extreme compassion for his friends leads to mutual despair, instead of redemptive freedom.
As the image of this stained glass window shatters over time, its beauty is deconstructed and becomes trapped, like a bird in a cage. Through this process, we ask the questions:
Is selfless compassion actually redemptive? Or is it just self-destructive idiocy?
Why is goodness so often futile?
Can beauty really save the world?
Carall Street and Cordova Street
Mid May-June 1, 2015