My Two Grandmothers, 1991

My Two Grandmothers, 1991

Video Installation (occupies approximately 4.8 meters by 6 meters), 4-channel video, 31-minute cycle, 3/4-inch videotape re-mastered onto Digital Betacam. Video “quilt” (organza, silk and cotton fabric 1.8 meters by 2.4 meters with video projection material, fabric and photo construction). Twenty-five 35 cm video monitors, four VHS players, one switcher to run the installation. Garden of sandstone rocks, monitors wrapped in saris, and plants.

Collection: the Glenbow Art Gallery

The installation brings together a re-imagining of personal and public history within a site constructed from actual fabric, video, still photographs, sandstone rocks and plants.

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My Two Grandmothers – Diagram of switcher design

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My Two Grandmothers – Installation photo

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My Two Grandmothers – Installation photo