I’m Sorry

In victims of violence, who have experienced recurring symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, a peculiar process is usually triggered. These people begin to think that falling victim to violence is their inescapable destiny until their dying day. It leads to self-accusation and self-denial of basic human rights. The victims do not expect any change for the better, lose hope and any sense of dignity. We see two people sitting at a table and constantly saying the phrase “I’m sorry” in turns. By ceaseless repetition of the “magic” formula, the performers seem to assume the role of the victim and reproduce their unjustified feeling of guilt. At the same time, by uttering the powerful phrase, they purify the site where violent acts occurred.