COMMEMORATIVE ART

by joannagilmanhyde

My 1992 art project titled Satellite Art For Extraterrestrials is originally described in the following raw footage video of 22 minutes.  The project is hereby designated to commemorate the lives of fourteen young women who were gunned down on this date, December 6th, 1989, at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Quebec — because they were women. With their families’ permission, I now plan to have commemorative markers to be designed and placed at fourteen specific geographic sites in Quebec and Labrador, Canada.  Each marker will be placed in memory of what each woman was striving to achieve twenty-six years ago, and in honour of the strides all women continue to make for themselves and all of humanity:

Genevieve Bergeron 21

Nathalie Croteau 23

Anne-Marie Edward 21

Maryse Laganiere 25

Anne-Marie Lemay 27

Michele Richard 21

Annie Turcotte 21

Helene Colgan 23

Barbara Daigneault 22

Maud Havernick 29

Maryse Leclair 23

Sonia Pelletier 23

Annie St-Arneault 23

Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz 31