Artist in residence -at Engramme in Quebec city, Canada
March 15 to 29th, 1996
Working on creating the bookwork Mi Ricordi e Mi Scordi at Engramme print-studio in Québec city, Canada.
The bookwork consists of hand-printed photo-gravures which I etched and printed during my residency. It is a limited edition of 8 copies.
This project draws on early 20th century archival material – IQ tests conducted on arriving immigrants at Ellis Island . Through the process of photo-gravures I retraced delicate and touching memory drawings that were completed by arriving immigrants to the US most of were illiterate or never held a pencil. My acts of retracing social and historical drawings brought about contemplations about these artifacts as tactile memory.
The bookwork couples the drawings with a narrative text between a child and an adult as it considers multiple ways of recollection and storytelling.
Copyright © Micheline Durocher – Engramme