All my work involves careful dovetailing of the methodologies of widely differing disciplines. But some of my projects are bigger than others, involve larger scales of collaboration or collaborators, and have greater measurable impact. Over an extensive international career, certain projects stand out — and also stand for a level of practice and expertise that can equally be found in more modest activities. This section of my website gathers the ‘outstanding’ projects I have effected across all my fields of work, in museums, research academies, history of science, fine art, book arts, universities and more.

Major Projects

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye

The Spirit and The Letter and The Evil Eye, Bath Festivals Trust ‘WellSpring’ (with Lyne Lapointe, 1994)   Bookbinding, marbled paper, letterforms, the printed word, eye-hand coordination, amulets, craftsmanship, inkhorns and more all came under scrutiny in this site-specific
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The Wilds and The Deep

The Wilds and The Deep, Battery Maritime Ferry Terminal with Creative Time (New York, with Lyne Lapointe, 1990)   At the bottom tip of Manhattan, this large-scale site project explored the origins of museums in colonial practice. Next
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Eat Me / Drink Me / Love Me

Eat Me / Drink Me / Love Me:  The New Museum (New York, with Lyne Lapointe, 1989)   Invited in 1987 by curator Bill Olander to create a work for The New Museum, we devised a project about
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La Donna Delinquenta

La Donna Delinquenta (Montreal, with Lyne Lapointe, 1987)   The abandoned Corona vaudeville theatre was the perfect locus for exploring meeting points between social marginalisation and the society of the spectacle. ‘Technologies of the Self’ met Plato’s Cave
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Le Musée des Sciences

Le Musée des Sciences (Montréal, with Lyne Lapointe, 1984)   This major site-specific installation — a ‘history of the body’ before its time — took place over the entirety of an abandoned beaux arts Post Office Building at
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Projet Building / Caserne #14

Projet Building / Caserne #14, for the abandoned Fire Station 14 (Montreal, with Lyne Lapointe, 1983) The first of our ‘Montreal triptych’ of site-specific projects occupying entire buildings in the 1980s, Projet Building / Caserne #14 took place
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