Site-specific installation and performance by Martha McDonald at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 8, 2009. This piece drew on Victorian mourning rituals, Appalachian folk songs and knitting to reflect on absence and memory. Drawing on the site's history as a family home, I filled the galleries with hand-knit memento mori, inspired by domestic handcrafts women made to memorialize loved ones. Singing ballads about longing and loss, I knit and unraveled installation elements as polite Victorian customs gave way to more cathartic expressions of loss: I unraveled a 12 x 4 foot textile to suggest the fragile nature of memory. I covered a window with yarn to suggest the claustrophobia women endured during long period of mourning in the home. I wrote the title of the piece in a continuous strand of yarn on the floor and knit it into a necklace for an audience member. Craig Woodward played fiddle, banjo and mandolin.