Canada Commissions

Performance at Articule Gallery, Montreal. Also commissioned by the Western Front, Vancouver and the New Gallery, Calgary. October/November 1989.


In the large, concrete basement of the gallery a tower is created from a teased out, 150 metre roll of wire mesh. Enough space is left at its centre for a single standing figure. Sheets of standard, A4 printing paper are fixed with paper clips to the end of the roll, suspended high up in the ceiling, forming a crude projection screen. Images of a high rise city are projected upside down on this screen. A second roll of wire, still tightly bound, is placed on the shadow of the performer's head cast diagonally across the space. The performer's body is from time to time tensed to create a vibration through the structure which trembles the delicately suspended paper screen and its projected image fragments.

 



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