Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero used ice to make a new artwork melt during the long sleepless night of the Nuit Blanche festival. A large block of ice signified a life-size form, the absent body, as evidence that it, too, will disappear. This work symbolically suggested the frozen land of Canada in winter.
(Poem on panel near work)
last seen alive in police custody
under the influence
found 5 days later frozen to death in a field
wearing one shoe
marks on his body likely caused by handcuffs
aboriginal teenage boy
dropped off and walking to where?
In memory of Neil Stonechild (1973-1990)
Exhibition of sculptural installation as part of the 2008 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association Board and Human Rights (CASHRA), presented by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies , Or CASHRA, 2008 annual conference, presented by the Ontario Human Rights Commission) from June 15 to 17, 2008, in the courtyard of Niagara College Campus, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Exhibition as part of the event Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON; night of Saturday, September 30, 2006.
Freeze is a public art installation project presented by the Convenience curatorial collective