Rabbit

Silent HD looped projection. 20 minutes. 2013-2014.

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A shadow puppet in the form of a rabbit is held in place in a circular swath of light. The rabbit doesn’t do anything except remain fixed in the conditions that allow for its visibility, dependent on the light for its existence. Physical strain takes its toll on the rabbit. Its static pose is broken by quivers of movement, at once a twitch of an animal’s ear and the spasm of a human hand, growing in intensity over the 20 minutes of the shadow’s lifespan. Through the basic elements of light, darkness, and human effort, a simple parlour game becomes a meditation on presence and absence, signalling, and limitations of the body.

Exhibition history:
2014 Art of the Danforth, Toronto ON.
2014 G Gallery, Toronto ON.