ABOUT THE ARTIST
BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 2004
I WAS SCARED TO DEATH /
I COULD HAVE DIED OF JOY (2000)
... to the creation of this work in particular Dr. Peter Sewell, Nykolai Bilaniuk,
John Phillips, and Peter L'Abbé have been key players in its realization.
The support of Lisa Allen, Sally Prasch, Justin
Fortier, Scott Robertson, Enrique Astorga, Chuck Séguin, Mike Murphy,
Pauline Richards, Alex Thomas, Dr. Grover, Steven Sewell, Nhung Nguyen
and Shuqun Shi has been greatly appreciated.
Catherine Richards thanks writer Frances Dyson for her contribution to
the catalogue of the Biennale, and for her permission, and that of the
Biennale of Sydney, to reproduce her essay. Similar thanks are due to
writer Dot Tuer for the use of her essay, and to the Ottawa Art Gallery
for approving its use. Both essays are featured on the artist's website
and on the CD ROM produced as promotional material for the artist's participation
in the Biennale. The work of photographers Lawrence Cook, Mitch Lenet,
and Tim Wickens has formed a valuable record of the work, and a means
of communicating it to others.
Many thanks are due to the Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, especially
Paul Marcon, and the staff at PACART, Montreal and Toronto, for the careful
crating and safe arrival and return of the work. Susan Graham and Janice
Seline have provided planning, editing, and administrative support to
the project, and their work is most appreciated.