Here There No Where (2013 and 2015)
Found cart, and suitcase, photographic image and
downloaded images on digital display
2015 Your Are Not Here – Daniels SPECTRUM Cultural Hub, Toronto, Ontario
2013 Easy Come, Easy Go, a Tree Museum Off Site Exhibition,
@ The Art of Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
This hand-built, rudimentary trolley fashioned out of old bits of wood and used tyres to transport goods and belongings function as a metaphor of forced migration. Here there and No Where makes reference to the victims of war, greed, famine, hurricanes, religious persecution, abuse and neglect, who are expelled or driven from their homes, bundle up their possessions, pack a suitcase and move on. From Pikangikum to Darfur from “here and there and no where” to go.
Here there and No Where, a small way to bear witness
Refugee Blues, WH Auden
Say this city has ten million souls,
Some are living in mansions, some are living in holes:
Yet there’s no place for us, my dear, yet there’s no place for us.