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Archaeology and You is a five-part, site-specific installation and single channel videotape. The piece manipulates shards of narrative into a meditation on the construction of self and culture through language. Archaeology and You juxtaposes historical theory with ever-timely questions such as “What do we have to say?” and “Why do we bother writing it down?” Nominated for Canadian Museum Association Award. Commissioned by the Royal Ontario Museum for exhibition alongside statuary in the Galleries of the Ancient World. Lorri Millan’s vulnerable, human presence was inserted into a colonnade of idealized Greek beauty and a history that focuses upon the chronicles of war. 6:00 min. Digital video. 2003.
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