|One Step at a time, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 2009|
VAC, Bowmanville, 2008
|Hot + Cold running water in Washi! @ Lennox, 2008|
|Vent du nord, Arprim 2008|
both Everything needs Everything and Rehearsal for Disaster deal with living
in a precarious world. My point of view is secular. I use narrative to puzzle
out how, without an external guiding code, we can determine and maintain humane
They play out under Toronto's Gardiner Expressway. Usually emptied of people, except for the girl and the baby, the scene is a backdrop for a moral crisis. It portrays the moment of action when the girl, regardless of consequences, has committed herself to saving the baby.
We know disasters happen and we can't control that. We can, however, try to control how we respond and the idea of a rehearsal for disaster relates in this way, to the Freudian idea of obsession as a psychological preparation. The series as a whole revisits disasters and tries each time to show courage - at least in the imagination - our last and first defense. Along with the thrill and pity of vicarious destruction, the work is concerned with mutual dependency, with not giving up and not giving up on each other.
|I want to thank the Ontario Arts Council|
as part of Where she's at
Rehearsal for Disaster @ MSVU
Broken conga line
9 05 : our town (theatres)
children see everything
good medicine installation view