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This Place Has a Body
       
     
The Wooden Garden lurked enormous, on the horizon.
       
     
A Love Seat in my Mother's Apartment
       
     
After Death, People Come and Touch your Things
       
     
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Site: Yizkor

Site: Yizkor - Reclaiming Forgotten Spaces
Who honors the spaces left by the dead? How and why do people, cultures, and identities disappear, especially among marginalized communities?

These questions animate Site: Yizkor, an in-process interdisciplinary project that explores the physical and emotional manifestation of loss though text, drawing, video, and a musical score created by composer Andrew Conklin. Its source material includes architectural renderings of demolished buildings, memory maps of vanished places, field recordings, and prose remembrances obtained from historical Yizkor* books and from project participants. When completed, the project will exist in three modes of presentation allowing audiences and viewers alternative forms of engagement. Site: Yizkor is an autonomous multi-channel video/sound installation, an evening-length performance for singers in an immersive projected environment, and a workshop where participants are invited to create their own Yizkor pages as a way to mourn and commemorate lost people and places. The writing produced during these workshops will travel with the project in an open format artist book.

* Yizkor books are books published by former residents of towns in Europe as remembrances of homes and people lost during the Holocaust.

       
     
Site: Yizkor

Work in progress collaboration by Maya Ciarrocchi (Video/Animation) and Andrew Conklin (Music).

Music composed by Andrew Conklin with excerpts of an improvised piece by Andrew Conklin, Eli Crews, Matt Nelson, and Sam Ospovat, recorded by Michael Coleman at Figure 8 Studios (Brooklyn, NY)

Drawing, animation and editing by Maya Ciarrocchi

Text written by anonymous writers and Maya Ciarrocchi

Readings performed by Haley Boehning, Ari Brand, Maya Ciarrocchi, Andrea Kleine and Deb Travis

Poryck
       
     
Poryck

2019
Graphite and Charcoal in Paper
23 x 29 inches

Partisan
       
     
Partisan

2019
Graphite and Charcoal on Paper
23 x 29 inches

Slonim
       
     
Slonim

2019
Graphite on Paper
23 x 29 inches

This Place Has a Body
       
     
This Place Has a Body

Solvent Transfer on Paper, 2019, 19 x 12 inches

The Wooden Garden lurked enormous, on the horizon.
       
     
The Wooden Garden lurked enormous, on the horizon.

Solvent Transfer on Paper, 2019, 19 x 12 inches

A Love Seat in my Mother's Apartment
       
     
A Love Seat in my Mother's Apartment

Solvent Transfer and Graphite on Paper, 2019, 19 x 12 inches

After Death, People Come and Touch your Things
       
     
After Death, People Come and Touch your Things
Yizkor Page
       
     
Yizkor Page

2019
Graphite on Paper
14 x 22 inches (diptych)

Yizkor Page
       
     
Yizkor Page

2019
Graphite on Paper
14 x 22 inches (diptych)

Yizkor Page
       
     
Yizkor Page

2018
Graphite on Paper
14 x 22 inches (diptych)