selected works from 1985-2009
Sometimes I like a happy ending; sometimes I like a sad ending (2009)
random objects random thoughts (2009)
Signs of Life: an intimate portrait of someone I don't know (2008)
Le stade du Miroir (2003)
you are on my mind (2003)
Family Album (2002)
between two points (2001)
Doing Time (2000)
Staging Memory (2000)
I should have, I could have, I would have... ...if only (1998)
I am ... (1998)
The Veiled Room (1998)
Projections for the Unseeing (1997)
A Portable Viewing Station for Anxious Travelers (1994)
In Memoriam Forgetting and Remembering Fragments of History (1993)
Measure of the Man (1992)
Fragments for a Story (1991)
Search for Definition (1991)
Isn't your/my mother beautiful? (1990)
Neon for j.e. atkinson (1990)
My lips are sealed (1989)
Contradictions and Possibilities (1988)
In the room (1987)
Hide and Seek (1985)
Back to Back (1985)
In Memoriam: Forgetting and Remembering Fragments of History, 1993
Materials: Felt, steel, glass, lucite, LED board
Dimensions: size variable
Exhibition: Koffler Gallery, Toronto.
Photo credit: Isaac Applebaum.
In Memoriam: Forgetting and Remembering Fragments of History is an installation in two parts; The Felt Room and The Glass Room.
It is concerned with memory, history and identity and challenges objective history. The Felt Room is a 7 x 7 x 7 ft. square steel and felt enclosure, attached to the ceiling with steel cables. The entrance to the room leads to an interior space, empty except for an LED board that scrolls a text composed of fragments of newspaper reports and private thoughts. The text refers to Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg's heroic deeds during the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary. In The Glass Room light from above shines on words etched on glass shelves casting shadows on the wall below. One text contains a fantasy about solitary confinement and survival. Another wall of shelves etched with single words are reflected shadows.