'monstra sunt in genere humano' (Monsters are part of the human race.)
~ St. Augustine
The installation is based on audio and photographic documentation of Cherry Beach, in Toronto. It is an expansion of field recording material originally utilized for a collaborative CD project in 2004, by Joda Clement and Nigel Craig: Cherry Beach Project, released as a limited edition of 100 copies, on the Belgian Mystery Sea label (now out of print).
The impetus for the creation of Evidence of the Obscure Demon, was an invitation to feature some recordings from the Cherry Beach Project in a group show at the Musuem of Canadian Contemporary Art, (MOCCA), in Toronto, July 2010. I decided it would be effective as an audio/visual installation, combining audio material exclusive to the exhibition from our 2 day recording session, with the dramatic large-scale photographs of the site, as it was at the time of the recordings. These records presented as an installation, pay homage to the site and the victims of the monstrous activity that occurred there, by illuminating the dark history of the now demolished site.