RESURRECTION

October 2009
1790 Granville Street, Halifax, NS

“The city does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, [...] every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.” -Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino

Resurrection is a large-scale monoprint depicting the former Kelly Building. Once a registered heritage property, the Kelly Building was demolished in 2006 leaving a large, void and vacant footprint. Using found materials, this building was recreated through the use of a handprinted frottage approach and installed in its original location. This ephemeral installation mimics the fleeting nature of architecture.

Special thanks to Nocturne: Art at Night.
Night Photography credit: Mathew Hollet