Memorial Candle : A Performance by Katja Kessin

Kessin, Katja MacLeod. Memorial Candle : A Performance by Katja Kessin. Montréal, Qc: Katja MacLeod Kessin, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

This video documents Kessin’s performance “Memorial Candle,” which was presented in a multidisciplinary exhibition that focused on how the Holocaust is addressed in contemporary Canadian art. In the piece, a young girl (Z. Dascher-Cousineau) reads a short poetic text in English, French and German. Meanwhile, the artist writes a corresponding version of the text on a gallery wall, and lights a small black candle. The residue from the performance was presented as an installation.

Types: Audio, visual, multimedia
All Contributors: Kessin, Katja MacLeod (Artist); Kessin, Katja MacLeod (Author)
Dossier: 410 - KESSIN, KATJA
Collation: 1 video cassette (6 min) + 1 cardboard sleeve (19 x 11 x 3 cm)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Montréal, Qc: Katja MacLeod Kessin
Artists: Kessin, Katja Macleod
Critics / Curators / Historians: Lerner, Loren
Event Statement: Performance dates : May 2000, Gelber Centre, Montréal Holocaust Memorial Center.

Gift of Katja MacLeod Kessin.

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Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:17
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