Resuscitation by definition is to revive or be revived from an unconsciousness or apparent death. This project is about re-marking the landscape in ways that are inescapable in the present, while drawing attention to the location of each billboard that I have isolated within each photograph. In this way, each site has been marked by the photograph as a public space of loss and mourning or a site of trauma. During the process of collecting images for this project, I found that I have documented billboards that no longer exist. By photographing mainly where I live and then when I travel, eventually this will create a trail of mourning.
Adriane Little (Buffalo, NY) is a visual artist and educator who received her MFA from the University at Buffalo, where she currently teaches. Her work investigates trauma and ritual through an interrogation of a presence and absence of the maternal body. The translation of this space is both literal and metaphor or the architecture of an ephemeral maternal space that is embedded within what she calls the matrilineal ghost. Her recent solo exhibitions include Call Home Mothers Dead at Big Orbit Gallery and Phantom Pains of Amputation at the Carnegie Art Center. Her work has also been included in several national and international group exhibitions including Normal/Abnormal: Bodies and Minds at Woman Made Gallery and most recently her installation When Ready to Use Again Soak in Buttermilk has been included in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s expanded Biennial Beyond/In Western New York for 2005.