(Installation: 10min loop. Video is projected onto main wall in gallery space. A white purse sits in a spotlight in the middle of the gallery. The voice-over heard in this video is actually coming from within the inside of the purse.)
Toying with the concept of societal paralysis and taking its inspiration from Samuel Beckett’s existential play “Happy Days”, this quintessentially Canadian version sees a woman slowly disappearing into a mound of snow. A mundane shopping list is audible throughout. The work is rumination on mortality, the slippery nature of time, and the liminal space between extraordinary and mundane existence. Simultaneously humorous and morose, the work also probes the powerlessness that women can feel in negotiating expectations of femininity in society, both in reality and as mediated through mythology, theatre and on the screen.