Isabelle McDonald: Remnants

A scanned page of typewriter text, indexing items of clothing under the titles Bundle 1and Bundle 2.

All clothing as listed "Taken by Police" (2023), typewritten print on paper. image / provided

Remnants is an object and photography-based project that remembers the 492 people who died during the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub fire of 1942. The material remains of the victims were recorded in archived documents and live on as shadows of the clothing worn by people in Boston today. By centering garments, this project seeks to re-personalize the often dehumanized and anonymous data of loss.

This project is funded by the Gibian Rosewater Traveling Research Grant.

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