title: expect nothing

year: 2000

location: rooming house in st. henri, montréal, québec. rooms furnished with single bed, chair, dresser, t.v. fridge, stove-top element. shower and toilet shared (down the hall) all the occupants at the time of my residency were men.  $245 per month, minimum two month deposit.

duration: two month occupation –first month private, second month open to the public.

supported by: dare-dare gallery, montréal, québec

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photos: paul litherland

fresh white sliced bread, bought for as little as 50 cents a loaf from the local discount outlet “pom,” is carefully placed on the floor every day for the duration of the occupation. the imprint of the visitor’s foot-wear leaves an indent in the fresh bread. the dried slices are removed from the floor and perched on a coat hanger over the stove-top element and burned till black. the blackened “toast” is then returned to the floor. i crumble the burnt remains between my hands till it is dust. part lamentation, part implication into the social space of the rooming house (my house being one block away from the actual building) the hope was to bring bodily awareness of how space informs perceptions of self.

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year: 2000

duration: 45 minutes

location: dare-dare gallery, montréal, québec

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photos: didier heckel

performance structured around gestural body movement and scripted text. some undefined loss, where grieving unfurls, where tears threaten, where voice catches
on words.

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