my Darling

nylon and elastic thread, plastic magnifying lenses, acetate, plasticene, water

Clear elastic threads hang ceiling to floor and slip around the body as one passes between them. Lenses suspended overhead refract sunlight in wandering spots, on cloudy days spot-illuminating the shadows. Pools of water seem to grow out of the floor, reflecting more light. Flickering lights turn out to be strips of acetate attached to some threads and printed with names belonging to those who once passed near the foundry site, such as Jeanne Mance, Kondiaronk, Petite Rivière St-Pierre…  An artist book locates the site on historical maps along with possible routes taken at the time by those now lost.

my Darling, The Darling Foundry, Montreal (2006)