VIGIL 5.4

2010
8.0'
CA
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Synopsis

Filmed performance by Rebecca Belmore. We see the aboriginal artist washing the pavement, eating bouquets of flowers and shouting women’s names. But we also see her nailing her the red dress she is wearing to telephone poles. As James Brown’s “A Man’s World” is played, we discover the meaning and reasoning behind this performance as it commemorates the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women who have disappeared from the streets of Vancouver. The intertitle let us know that Robert Pickton was found guilty on six counts of 2nd degree murder. With this piece, Belmore lets each and every missing woman know that she is not forgotten.