tracing traces, 2016, performance, various duration, Le Scene, Al'espace-Syria, Montréal.
I collected names of lost people during violence; names were chosen randomly from a box and then carved or drawn in ink into blocks of ice, disappearing as the ice melts, leaving a memory trace on the cloth upon which the ice was placed. Once the exhibition is over, anyone whose name was used will get to take home the cloth as a memorial piece should they desire. Viewers are asked to stay for the time it takes for the ice to melt. Time acts a metaphor for the grieving process and for the recovery period for loss and trauma.