1994-1996 SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION: ALCATRAZ ISLAND. LEAD, WOOD, GOLD LEAF, SAFETY GLASS, CDs, PHONES.
An installation on Alcatraz Island for four months that brought together the real voices of parents of murdered children and perpetrators in an effort to create a common ground around The Table; a context for communication to occur. Visitors to the installation would pick up a phone on one side of the 6'x5'x54' table and hear the voice of a parent of a murdered child, real voice, real time; move to the other side of the table and listen to the voice of the perpetrator, real voice, real time "talking" to each other. An attempt to create a common ground, a context for communication to occur. Surrounding the table are memorabilia hung on the wall from perpetrators and victims. A library was also created to provide the range of research available around these issues as well as a small edition (8) of Artist Books. In conjunction with the installation a series of "Community Conversations" take place that bring together parents of murdered children, survivors of violent crime and ex-offenders to dialogue around issues raised by The Table.