2012 – Heirloom
“the things we leave behind”
art by: erin kathryn morrill, carol bontekoe, tyler gillespie
reading: from Dirty Socks and Pine Needles by tyler gillespie
when: Friday, July 13 ( 7 – 9:30PM)
where: Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
(925 W Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614)
Heirloom is a three-person show presented by erin kathryn morrill, carol bontekoe, and tyler gillespie. The selected work navigates the concept of urban family by using photography, painting, a
In keeping with the theme of the urban family, Heirloom is designed to be a family reunion of sorts – a place where potluck meets poetry. nd text.
There will be food and alcohol, but people are encouraged to bring their favorite dishes. Don’t be like that free-loading uncle who comes and gets drunk for free and never gets invited back!
Dirty Socks and Pine Needles (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) is a mythography – it’s a fictitious biography of my life. My work intentionally blurs the distinction between what is remembered (memory) and what actually happened (reality). The text self-indulgently explores my obsession with memory; it’s about family, but more importantly it’s about how family informs the perception of self.
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“Laundry Day” (2012)
[clothesline, socks, paper]
“Laundry Day” is a visual representation of memory. The installation is a composite of each story in Dirty Socks and Pine Needles; the handwritten stories are and hung up sequentially by clothespins.
The viewer is encouraged to transform the piece by buying or stealing or somehow TAKING the stories/memories and replacing them with a sock. The objective is to see how the narrative of memory is irrevocably changed by time and other people. We are forced to question what is inherently missing in a person’s memory narrative.