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Site: Yizkor

Site: Yizkor, is an interdisciplinary installation that reveals lost and forgotten spaces left by the dead. My research centers on pre-war Eastern Europe with a focus on destroyed architectural structures and shtetl maps whose outlines may still be seen in the contemporary landscape. The installation, when completed, will include an artist book, drawings and a video installation and live performance with a musical score created by composer Andrew Conklin.

Site: Yizkor includes the creation of a participatory Yizkor (memorial) book.During production of this work, I will collect written memories of the dead and lost from various contributors. The information assembled will be incorporated into the book and combined with my own writing and with images and text from historical Yizkor books. The Yizkor book will be available to audiences and viewers and they are invited to add to its pages as a process of commemoration and mourning.

       
     
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

Suchuwola
       
     
Suchuwola

2019
Graphite on Paper
23 x 29 inches

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

2018
Graphite on Paper
14 x 22 inches (diptych)

Yizkor Page
       
     
Yizkor Page

2018
Graphite on Paper
14 x 22 inches (diptych)