Mourning Piece


Title: Mourning Piece
Medium: Wood, drywall, electronics, audio tape
Size: 60" (h) x 84" (w) x 6" (d)
Date: Installed at Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, June, 1977
Curated by Audrey Sanders



Mourning Piece diagram


White drywall panels on a wooden frame, leaning against the wall of a white room. A voice line moves through the panels from left to right. It says: found -- gathered -- picked up -- dropped -- put back -- lost -- set aside -- mourned. When the voice reaches the last panel on the right, it returns to the first panel on the left and repeats again and again as long as a viewer remains in the room.

Electronics and Recording: William C. Kingsbury
Voice: Betty Macias