Awakenings present four raw and unedited urban locations as creative works : public, multileveled, formed without conscious aesthetic concern, accessible to everyone. Each Awakening location has an intensely pronounced identity, composed of exciting and varied chance juxtapositions of order and provocative spontaneity.
Occurring in Toronto from 1969 - 1971, the projects represent archetypal situations present in most large urban centers. In defining and documenting Awakening locations and events, nothing is adjusted, installed or programmed. Change is the defining quality of the spaces, which are altered in subtle and often drastic ways by human intervention and in accordance with the laws of time, chance, and nature.
Each Awakening is documented with approximately: 15 8"x10" silver prints, 25 colour transparencies, films, maps of locations.
A collaborative project with Martha Henrickson.