in the absence of a proper mourning: Aliza

an empty chair sits in front of a set of cabinets topped with menorahs. The wall behind is painted a bright pink.
Interior of Aliza’s home. Digital Screenshot of Zoom Interview, 2021.
The above audio excerpt is from an interview with an individual who lost loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. This interview contains sensitive material and some may find it difficult to listen to. 

“in the absence of proper mourning” is a collaboration of LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture and the Jewish Museum of Maryland, made possible with the generous support of CANVAS. The work is part of the national project – Dwelling in a Time of Plagues – which makes new art possible at outdoor sites. 

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2 replies on “in the absence of a proper mourning: Aliza”

Very moving. I identified as my mom had dementia and the communication process is tough. Thank you for sharing this story it really brings this exhibit to life.

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