On the recent death of Holly Jones, a ten year old girl in Toronto, Gary
Ellis, Staff Inspector for the Toronto Police Homicide Unit, said, "We
hope for a better world. And we are the ultimate protectors. If we canšt
protect children it's a lost cause. We always feel a sense of failure."
"How to remember (paradise)" is a mixed media installation about
our desire to protect children from the dangers , real or perceived, that
surround them. In this installation the vitality of the children and their
colourful world are encased in plastic . Around them swirl a variety of
threatening forces and the protective systems intended to keep them safe
. As a result, those we value most - the children - are isolated. Since
there is a presumption of wrongdoing - everything bad has undue prominence.
Perhaps this is the way children and adults necessarily coexist in modern
cities. The dvd projection showing children in the countryside playing
free of these constraints reinforces our desires for simpler times and