Choral Society (For Lori Gordon)

This past fall I attended the funeral service for my partners grandmother. Her whole life she had a love of music. During the service the pastor led the entire service in singing her favorite song. It was an incredibly moving and beautiful experience having all of those people who loved and respected her in her life together in this room singing for her. I thought it was tragic that we did not think to do this for her before her passing.

I have decided to do a series of performances where I select a person that I love and admire and form a choir of their loved ones to sing them their favorite song.

The first person that I chose is a close friend, Lori Gordon. The song selected by Lori for this performance was Instant Karma by John Lennon.


Choral Society (for Wednesday Lupypciw)

The first installment of Choral Society (For‚Äö√Ѭ∂) took place in San Francisco at Ampersand International Arts in the spring of 2008. It was part of a series of performances where I select a person that I appreciate and admire to form a choir of their loved ones to sing them their favorite song.

The initial motivation for this series of performances came from an experience I had the previous fall when I attended the funeral service for my friend's grandmother. During the service the pastor led the entire service in singing her favorite song. It was an incredibly moving and beautiful experience having all of those people who loved and respected her in her life together in this room singing for her. I thought it was tragic that we did not think to do this for her before her passing. It was at that point that I decided to celebrate people I cared about in this way.

For Artcity I selected Wednesday Lupypciw as the subject of this performance. Wednesday’s selected song was Madonna’s “Into the Groove."


This Is All For You

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Unrealized Sky Typing Project I Proposed to the Toronto Sculpture Garden. Every week for 20 weeks I proposed that a sky typing service would write the following above the sculpture garden:

1. This is all for you.
2. I still love you.
3. You are the only one.
4. Never change.
5. I won't stop loving you.
6. You can have it all.
7. You are the one I love.
8. I want to be with you forever.
9. I'm not going to stop loving you.

10. I'm here for you.
11. I want you just the way you are.
12. You are the one.
13. Right here with you.
14. You are my everything.
15. You mean the world to me.
16. It's you. It's always been you.
17. You are the one.
18. You are my only.
19. You can have it all.
20. Yes.

All that was to be on display in the allotted exhibition area was a bench with a plaque that read: “This is all for you.”