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lunacactus@gmail.com     © laurie mckenna. 

COMMEMORATION OF THE KIDNAPPED and BANISHED MEN-  1,196 RUBBINGS OF A  1917 PENNY 

one for each man deported. This action is referencing the rubbings of gravestones as a commemorative act. Most of the deported moved on to find work elsewhere. This is my laborious memorial to them.  There are 17  36"  x 42" inch  cardboard panels that the rubbings are displayed on. 

SOUVENIRS: PAMPHLETS, SMASHED PENNIES, PENNANTS, PRINTED MATTER

Penny Press:these vending machines are located at the sites of tourist attractions and smash pennies imprinting them with images commemorating historical moments, industries, or locations.  vends 4 distinct embossments of my design. memorialization. The fabrication of the one of of kind machine was funded by crowd sourcing  and was designed and built by Andrew Fairbank. It is not part of the exhibition but the pennies it smashes are.

VIDEO VIGNETTES, PERFORMANCE, PROJECTIONS, PRESENTATIONS

As part of my involvement and collaboration in the making of Bisbee '17 by Robert Greene I directed and performed in a series of video vignettes.  More vignettes and loops for the project have been added.  Performance with projections are constantly adapting to venues and exhibitions and presentations.