Avenue Road intersection; installed on the façade of the church
Site specific installation. Several of the letters were programmed to fail or sputter (flicker on and off) at random intervals
HOLD THAT THOUGHT
Event: Kelly Mark: Stupid Heaven (Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON). January 12-February 24, 2008
Event: Kelly Mark: Stupid Heaven (Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON. Curator: Barbara Fischer) September 14-October 21, 2007
Event: Kelly Mark: Stupid Heaven (Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, Toronto, ON.Commissaire: Barbara Fischer) September 13-October 28 2007
Event: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (first exhibition in a public space. Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, ON. Site specific installation created for the festival in 2006. Curators: Fern Bayer, Peggy Gale & Chrysanne Stathacos). Event date: sunset on Saturday, September 30 on the morning of Sunday, October 1, 2006.
Event: "Apparent Death" (WYNICK / Tuck Gallery, project room, Toronto, ON) September 29-November 17 2006
Installed at a street intersection where people are forced to pause, this sign asks one to also pause one's mind, "to hold that thought," if for only a moment. The temporal nature of this fleeting moment becomes a unique and personal experience for each viewer.
Thought and language are intimately connected. We cannot have a thought without also having the words we would use to express that thought to another. Streets can be viewed as the physical arteries of a city… When you try to hold a thought, the mind wanders, other thoughts intrude and displace, thoughts flow through our minds in the same way blood flows through our veins.
Source: Kelly Mark (2009). Kelly Mark: Sculpture.