January 28 through March 30, 2023

ᐃᑯᒪᖓ ᐸᑎᐅᔭᐅᑉ

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

With this intimate body of work, Devora shares their meditative process of reckoning with the past as a second-generation Holocaust survivor. Over several months in 2022, through a daily ritual of candle lighting, Devora ceremonially acknowledged their lived experience of trauma and, in the process, found their way to reclaiming joy. LIGHT OF THE CANDLE, as reflected in this selection of 52 images, is therefore simultaneously a contemplation about the soreness of healing and an affirmation of wellness.

As an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, educator and community-engaged practitioner, Devora has delved into the work of facing trauma for many years. Their projects have given voice in various forms to grief, loss, and anxiety—particularly in the contexts of intergenerational violence, forced displacement, and the climate crisis. In this project, Devora explored the cultivation of joy as radical practice, beginning each candle lighting ritual with the question: “What if I remembered this birthday as a joyful one?”

Telle que reflétée dans cette sélection de 52 images, LA LUEUR DE LA CHANDELLE est proposée comme une contemplation hebdomadaire sur la façon dont la lumière de la guérison contient de multiples perceptions.

© Devora Neumark, 2023. All rights reserved / Tous droits réservés.