I saw the Museum’s advertisement and searched through my phone to see what photo I had from around the outbreak of the war. I had completely forgotten about this picture of two orphans. The red-headed orphan is an abandoned kitten who had found shelter in our house a year ago and has been wherever we are ever since. The blue orphan had been found at an antique shop, but someone had left him without whiskers and ears, which I was trying to reconstruct, under the not-so-careful coordination of the redhead. While I was trying to put the pieces of the blue dragon back together, a lot of human lives were falling apart, hundreds of kilometres away from me.
Last Day of Peace, First Night of War is an interactive digital installation, part of the Museum of Abandonment, a digital wall of images showing the last days of peace collected from mobile phones.