Œuvre d'art public

Hold That Thought

Kelly Mark, Hold That Thought, 2006
Kelly Mark, Hold That Thought, 2006
Church of the Redeemer, 162 rue Bloor West , Toronto, ON, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Mark, Kelly
Text author(s): 
Mark, Kelly
Neon sign construction by Orest Tataryn
Installation year: 
Remarks on location: 

Intersection Avenue Road; installée sur la façade de l’église


Installation spécifique. Plusieurs des lettres ont été programmées à l'échec ou par pulvérisation cathodique (scintillement sur et en dehors) à des intervalles aléatoires.

Text of the artwork: 


Artwork theme: 
Idée passagère, expérience personnelle, temps (perte de temps, passage du temps)

Événement: «Kelly Mark: Stupid Heaven» (Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON.
12 janvier-24 février 2008

Événement: «Kelly Mark: Stupid Heaven» (Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON. Commissaire: Barbara Fischer)
14 septembre-21 octobre 2007

Événement: «Kelly Mark: Stupid Heaven» (Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, Toronto, ON.Commissaire: Barbara Fischer)
13 septembre-28 octobre 2007

Événement : Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (Première exposition dans un espace public. Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, ON. Site specific installation created for the festival 2006. Commissaires: Fern Bayer, Peggy Gale & Chrysanne Stathacos). Du coucher du soleil le samedi, 30 septembre au matin du dimanche, 1 octobre 2006.

Événement: «Apparent Death» (Wynick/Tuck Gallery, project room, Toronto, ON)
29 septembre-17 novembre 2006


7.62 m

Installed at a street intersection…where people are forced to pause. This sign asks one to also pause ones 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.



Kelly Mark

Firmin, Sandra Q. (2008).  Kelly Mark. Artpapers. , p. 69-70

Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche. Toronto Canada 2006. Kelly Mark. Hold That Thought

CCCA (2006).  Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche. Toronto Canada 2006. Kelly Mark. Hold That Thought. <http://www.ccca.ca/nuitblanche/nuitblanche2006/artists/a5.html> : Nuit Blanche

Sculpture. Hold That Thought

Mark, Kelly (2006).  Sculpture. Hold That Thought. <http://www.ireallyshould.com/HoldThatThought.html> : Kelly Mark webpage