Fragments of Rosalie

Floral arrangements, photography, audio, 2021.

A series of three photographed arrangements involving flowers, postcards made and sent by Montreal potter Rosalie Goodman Namer (1925-2006), Nemer’s grandmother, as well as shards of Namer’s broken pottery.

The photographs are accompanied by short narrated audio pieces which offer didactic and interpretive information about the arrangements as well as readings of Namer’s epistolary writing on the selected postcards, which were created and sent in the mid 1990s. The audio tracks join the images on a specially designed webplatform as part of the exhibition Critical Proximity: Something about Human Connections that Can Happen When There Is a Fissure, an exhibition curated by Erandy Vergara for Oboro, Montreal. Each audio track is narrated in English and French versions.