Print on mylar, photographs, metronome, plexiglas rods, cornice moulding
Dimensions Variable
Collection of the National Gallery of Canada

Measure takes the form of a narrative text, composed in a list, that outlines the effects of a paternity question on the residents of a 1950’s small town when an unmarried woman becomes pregnant. Interrupting this narrative are phrases describing this woman’s interest in music. The text is typeset such that the font is increasingly extended and condensed as the narrative unfolds. A metronome keeps a walking rhythm.

Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Visions ’91, Centre Internationale D’art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Evoking Place, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario