This work was part of the Asserting Self grouping in the Tout ou rien exhibition along with works by Karen Trask.
Absolutely Fabulous is the title of the exhibition held at Galerie Thérèse Dion in 2006, and is a series of photographic self portraits of the artist. The work was initially presented in 1993 as a storytelling performance entitled “Souvenirs“. The artist sat accompanied with a number of small photos of himself in various guises. They are photos of him as he is, imagined being or had lived. Viewers were asked to choose an image and the artist responded with a short story that would create a poetic juxtaposition with the photograph.
The work “Dead (1)” was featured in Penny Cousineau-Levine’s book “Faking Death“. The publication of the book led to exhibition “Faking Death” at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York in 2006, and several of the works from the “Souvenirs” series were presented at this important exhibition.