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Upstairs Gallery, Victoria, BC, 2011

  • A SMALL GALLERY WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A SPACE DEDICATED TO DEMOCRATIC LEADERS SUCH AS AUNG SAN SUU KYI, AND TRADITION HOLDERS, INCLUDING CHIEF SI'AHL (DUWAMISH & SUQUAMISH), WANBDI WAKITA (DAKOTA), AND LAO TZU (TAOISM)
  • TWO LARGE CANVASES WERE HUNG FROM A CEILING PLATFORM
  • SMALL STONES WERE TIED INTO THE CANVAS
  • SOUNDS FROM DON JOSE SANDOVAL (HUICHOL) SINGING
  • INSIDE THE TENT, STRING WAS TIED TO THESE EMBEDDED STONES TO CREATE HANGING LINES FOR HAND WRITTEN QUOTES
  • FROM OUTSIDE OF THE GALLERY SPACE, AND THROUGH THE EXISTING FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOW, THE VIDEO SHADOW, WAS PROJECTED ONTO THE EXTERIOR OF THE TENT; SHADOW FEATURES THE MOVEMENTS OF A WOMAN WHO HAS HEALED FROM PARALYSIS, DURING WHAT SHE DESCRIBES AS AN INITIATORY SPINAL CHORD INJURY
  • THE PROJECTOR AND COMPUTER WERE SETUP ON THE DISASSEMBLED GALLERY DOOR