C-type print bonded to plexiglass, mounted on light box. Presented in dark room with bench.
30 × 40 inches
Installation for ‘Companion’ at EFA Project Space, NYC – spring 2010. An exhibition of artworks contextualized with the source that influenced their creation. ‘Companion’ culls together cultural projects that draw inspiration from references mined from history, culture, and science.
Projects by: Tom Bogaert, Cui Fei, J. Blachly & Lytle Shaw, Pablo Helguera, Sarah Oppenheimer with Edward Stanley, Karina Skvirsky, Yuken Teruya, Saya Woolfalk with Rachel Lears.
Tom Bogaert’s installation centrally features a photograph he took while working as a human rights worker in Burundi, Africa. A picturesque photograph of an illuminated window taken from inside a dark room belies a story of horror: as the artist came to learn, the room was a former site where hundreds of Tutsi women and children were burned to their death in 1993. The window functions not only as an architectural division between death and those who lived but as a emblem of Bogaert’s role as a mediator and witness.
Curated by Marisa Jahn for REV-