Candle Light Vigil: Little River, Humboldt County, CA
Performance and temporary site specific installation
Our colleges are virtual breeding grounds for eating disorders.
One out of four women attending our universities suffer from an
eating disorder. In honor of eating disorder awareness week, 2003,
Lasser and Sylva were commissioned to create fifteen mural size
banners. These banners were exhibited on campus at Humboldt State
University and the surrounding community of Arcata and Eureka. An
exhibition of their work was held in the Student Union.
In addition to the exhibitions, Lasser worked with students from
Humboldt State University, creating a candle light vigil commemorating
the lives of persons who have died using their appetite as voice
from medieval times to the present. Students read stories honoring
the lives of the deceased. While reading these stories, candles
were lit in commemoration and placed in small rafts made of wooden
spoons etched with names and dates. The students placed these rafts
into the Little River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean. The event
took place at the setting of the day.