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Erasing the Past
Erasing the Past
Graphite, interior paint, shelf, pink erasers.
8 ft. 9 in. x 11 ft. 5 in. interactive installation

A life-sized Greek Ionic column from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans on the BCC campus is drawn in graphite on the wall. The work speaks to the idea of monument and references the removal of the busts of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans because of their confederate past.

Throughout the course of the exhibition, viewers are invited to erase the column piece by piece until all that is left is a void on the wall. Interested in the act of removal and the metaphor of erasing mistakes, Talasco asks viewers to re-write history by confronting and attempting to erase the past. This action invites reflection into personal mistakes and the traces from the past that persist in the present.