nichola feldman kiss art and design

until the story of the hunt is told by the lion / facing horror and the possibility of shame. 2011–2015

until the story of the hunt is told by the lion / facing horror and the possibility of shame evolved from nichola feldman-kiss’s 2011 tour of the United Nations Mission in Sudan traveling with Canadian Forces peacekeepers. The artwork responds to official witness reports of the aftermath of a massacre at the south Sudanese village of Kaldak 04 May 2011. As the title suggests, the installation’s forensic-style photographs invite the viewer to step forward and contemplate, more generally, the distant experience of others silenced by armed conflicts and genocidal violence that have compelled generations of migrants. feldman-kiss combines her own documentary photographs with those of her host, captured under a state imposed photo-ban, and images appropriated from social media. The artwork appeals to proprioceptive and auditory senses to offer the viewer a vicarious experience of witnessing. Wailing electronics and backlit topographic photography provide a sensory immediacy that counters the possibility of indifference to images of atrocity.

On View 04 May – 31 May 2017

Open Door: Thursday–Sunday 4pm - 9pm

Window View: 24 hours

Gratitude: United Nations Mission in Sudan; Department of National Defence Canada; Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; City of Ottawa

nichola feldman kiss art and design

1512 Dundas Street West

Toronto ON M6K 1T5


By appointment 647 773 1512


www.nicholafeldmankiss.com  is optimized for Safari and Firefox browsers


nichola feldman kiss art and design presents: 


until the story of the hunt is told by the lion / facing horror and the possibility of shame


Opening reception: Thursday 04 May, 7:00PM – Reading: sunset (8:24 PM)


Text: Christine Conley Interpretation: Michelle Gewurtz: Saturday 06 May 2017, 4:00PM