Two-part performance documentation, holography, polished brass reliquary, an oak alter and bench, book of blank die-cut onionskin pages, two monitors, purple velvet scarf
Camera: Patricu Calimente, Carmen Bonello
Editing: Joe Bonello
Hologram: Claudette Abrams, Fringe Research, Toronto Ontario Arts Council
Thanks to: Don & Clothy LeBouthillier, Carmen & Doris Bonello, Ontario Arts Council
Dimensions: 14' X Height 8' X Width 9'
Duration: 80 min.
Deification is a video Installation that presents a two-part performance work within the pages of a large book. Part 1 involved the video documentation of a purple scarf on historical sites in Jerusalem and Greece. Part 2 documents the scarf as it is used to blindfold a performer. Wearing the blindfold, the performer models a clay portrait. The hologram in the installation was created from the clay head produced during the performance. The hologram produced for this project was funded by the Ontario Arts Council.
1992 Altaring Nature, MFA Thesis Exhibition at The Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, Ontario