On the Tram

On the Tram is an interpretation of a short story by Franz Kafka where the protagonist shares his inner thoughts while observing a woman getting off a tram. In the story, the women is wordless as she prepares to depart (a Kafka reference to mortality); the details of her thoughts, purpose or destination are opaque to both the protagonist and the reader.
This lack of resolution was an inspiration to create an installation that was abstract in its composition: a grey walled room, a grey floor, two criss-crossing tracks and three monolithic figures. One figure stands in the intersection of the tracks: muted, tentative, listless. The departing figure reveals subtle features, as opposed to the other two blank forms.
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paint, tape, wood
Vancouver, BC Canada
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