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Night Leaves, 2008

exhibited at James St. Night of Art, James St., St. Catharines, project of the St. Catharines and Area Arts Council, October 16, 2008

photos: Elizabeth Chitty

In this site-specific, ph0to-based installation I played with place and displacement, nature and the urban environment. I photographed fallen leaves at night on 6 downtown St. Catharines streets, printed them 11″ x 17″ with the street names on which I found them, and wheat-pasted the prints on the James St. sidewalk. The James St. Night of Art audience reacted to the images with concern about “stepping on art”, humour about the “wrong” street name, but mostly the work was invisible due to its location.

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