Therese Bolliger

blind word mute vision, presented in the context of the exhibtion  Union Language, Mercer Union Toronto, 1990, collaboration with Colette Whiten

Aura, 1992

Aura, 1992 screening material and metal bracket;  36” x 108”  x  10”

Aura attempts to construct, through language, a context within which works of art might be located. The piece acknowledges impulses which could have motivated their production as well as their reception. It focuses on the shifting meaning of the term “aura” as it was initially formulated by Walter Benjamin and  raises questions about its  reinterpretation and more recent use by Jeffrey Deitch in his quote:

 “The merchandiser need not sell the art itself, only its aura”