Cracking Installation at Tate Modern

I had an hour to spare in London so I completed my usual pilgrimage to the Tate Modern. Doris Salcedo’s ‘Shibboleth’ in the huge Turbine Hall looks at first like an empty room in between installations. And then you notice the crack in the floor and you are drawn into it .


I came in at opening time and got to take some pictures before the crowds came. You can see the scale of this installation by the size of the man. And this is only part of the crack.


According to one interpretation, Salcedo’s huge crack in the floor represents the gap between white Europeans and the rest of the world. I suppose my suitcase on the crack is a picture of my effort to bring God’s healing reconciliation to that crack as I travel around Europe and beyond. Thats why I have chosen it as my banner for this month. And because it looks really cool.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • I dunno Andrew, I’ve been all over the globe this past year … I think every culture possesses such a gap.
    Question to me is, do we let it trip us up, and are we willing to expend the energy to leap it?

  • I’m really interested in your image of the Shibboleth, the one with the single man in it. I’m looking for a hi res quality to reproduce for a print . Do you still have the image I’m happy to pay for it if we use it. It’s for a marketing suite in a property delevopement. If you are able to supple it I need it fairly urgently.
    many thanks L Berridge

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