1995-2000

These works reflect upon the experience of the Wilderness Women in Black series of site-specific interventions. Installations include the seven black hooded cloaks worn by women in clear-cuts, under hydro lines, in huge monoculture plantations; the materials that were brought to each site; the photos of the actions. These installations deliver a message which is both emotional and political. There is an ominous presence, invoking not only the conventions of mourning and ceremonial grief, but also rituals impregnated with the dark powers of the ascetic. As Anne Hollander remarks in her book, Seeing through Clothes, A lady in black is not only dramatic and dignified but also dangerous...

 

Thus far, three exhibitions of this project have been presented: in Matane and Mont Laurier in Québec, and in Lancaster University in England during the symposium Between Nature: ecology and performance.