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Thanks to Brooklyn based company for initiating this project and delighting us with the art of words during this difficult time. ⁠#poemsforaworldonpause

#CandlesForEarthlings by the Oude Kerk (Amsterdam)

Lighting a candle is an ancient tradition that offers hope in uncertain times. Last months, the Old Church was lit by the 120 candles of “Poems for Earthlings”, an installation of Adrián Villar Rojas about art in times of crisis. Because the installation is now behind closed doors and we can’t come together in the Oude Kerk, starting March 22 we will hand out candles from “Poems for Earthlings” every Sunday and Wednesday together with the Oudekerk-community. Candles for Earthlings. This is how we keep the fire of faith and art burning.

Between 10 and 18hrs you can pick up one of the candles (disinfected according to RIVM guidelines) at the Oostportal of the Oude Kerk, at the Oudekerksplein 1. You can also light a candle on site. If you choose to light the candle at home, take a photo and send this together with your answer to the question ‘How do you hope the world has changed after this crisis?’ to, we’ll share it with the world. Or upload the photo + your wish on social media with the hashtag #CandlesForEarthlings, we’ll find your photo via the hashtag.

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