Shadow Archive

Shadow Archive

ReCollect
A Space, Toronto, Ontario
8 September - 15 October, 2005
Galerie La Centrale, Montreal, Quebec
9 January - 7 February, 2004

[installation | collection]

Shadow Archive presents a collection of household debris organized into a grid of 100 transparent bags. Collected and catalogued from the artist's ancestral family home in Toronto at the point of its sale, this work examines aspects of memory and its construction and reconstruction. Compiling and cataloguing objects and residues, bagging and labeling these by location, and laying them out like a map, this work at once solidifies place and memory, and opens these up to fleeting and unstable interpretations.