The Named and The Unnamed: Rebecca Belmore
the named and the unnamed: rebecca belmore
rebecca belmore’s powerful performances confront us with images of loss, struggle, and silence.
Rebecca Belmore’s powerful performances confront us with images
of loss, struggle, and silence. The installation The Named and the Unnamed (2002) incorporates a video of Vigil that Belmore performed at the corner of Gore and Cordova Streets on June 23, 2002. It is in polemical commemoration of the women who have gone missing in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
Born in Upsala, Ontario, Rebecca Belmore is an artist currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and is internationally recognized for her performance and installation art. Belmore was Canada’s official representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
This installation is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Faces: Works from the Permanent Collection at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia January 14 – April 10, 2011.