Public Artwork


Devora Neumark, Uncoverings, 1995
Devora Neumark, Uncoverings, 1995
Old Market Square and the Floating Gallery, 314-63 Albert Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3B2, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Neumark, Devora
Text author(s): 
Neumark, Devora
Installation year: 

Photographic installation placed on the grass

Text of the artwork: 

who controls the silence?


somehow I learned to
separate the experience
from the feeling: this way
I wouldn't be present
when the bad stuff


I'm still trying to put
myself back together
and so
I mourn.



living with the memories the
terror  guilt  shame  pain  hurt 
ever present (even if they
now say they're sorry)


what truths must I tell my children?



when I was little, my father told me
that each person is given a certain
number of words to use during their
life. when the words are used up, the
person dies. I remember counting each
word I spoke, afraid I would die young.


I promised I wouldn't do that to my daughter.

Artwork theme: 

Child (sexual) abuse, trauma, memory


Event: Light Year: A Festival of Photographies

Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 28, 1995

Event date(s): 

Works. (un) veilings

Neumark, Devorah (2009).  Works. (un) veilings. <> : Devorah Neumark webpage

Monumental Amnesia: Devora Neumark’s recent installations

Carlevaris, Anna (1998).  Monumental Amnesia: Devora Neumark’s recent installations. Winnipeg : Floating Gallery

Archeologies of Light

Turner, Myron (1996).  Archeologies of Light. Canadian Art. vol. 15, no. 1 (Winter) , p. 48-50