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Vera Greenwood: High Ground



December 31, 1969
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Greenwood enlists memory and fiction, as well as humour and horror, to immerse viewers in the home and family environment in which she grew up. Acting as the curator of her own personal museum, she meticulously re-stages her childhood home and poignantly evokes her memories of growing up in a family whose fortune were greatly affected by her father's mental illness. Three essays probe, among much else, the artist's anti-authoritarian critique of the family, the church and the museum.

Greenwood a recruté mémoire et fiction afin d'immerser le spectateur dans l'environnement familial au sein duquel elle a grandit. S'attribuant le rôle de conservatrice de son propre musée personnel, elle a méticuleusement recréé son enfance et évoqué les mémoires entourant sa famille, dont le bien-être dépendait fortement des troubles mentaux de son père. Trois essais cherchent à éclaircir le positionnement anti-autoritaire de l'artiste face à l'institution familiale ainsi qu'à toute autre institution, même celle du musée.

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