this is a pen moving on paper
gesture
memory trace

In Ghosts, rubbings from letters no longer there create images of their absence. This piece is based on a visual text by the same name from love: a book of remembrances. It consists of a series of rubbings of letters. The rubbing technique produces an impression of an object; a physical tracing of something that was in contact with the paper. It is a physical recording on the page of what was once there.

We’ll see if we can call up some ghosts here – Steven Ross Smith

Steven Ross Smith reads Ghosts the visual text of Ghosts as a sound piece on the bank of the South Saskatchewan river.