A video installation integrating footage shot across Dallas with five fictitious letters written in response to news reports and historical events. First shown at The McKinney Arts Center, Dallas, 2016.

Video stills & documentation from the four-screen video installation:
Example video still, Dallas, 2015
Example video still, Dallas, 2015
Example video still, Dallas, 2015
Letters without an address includes footage of the Trinity River, Freedmen’s Cemetery, Fair Park, Oak Cliff and a Paupers Cemetery. Although the video footage is all shot in Dallas, the five letters leave location, time and context ambiguous. Each letter is addressed to someone who has disappeared or has been forced out of their home for reasons left unknown. The work, influenced by Yoland’s research of regional and national news reports, acknowledges the many people in various communities and cities who have been marginalized, excluded, tortured or incarcerated. The project also includes a reference to the artist’s home country, England, highlighting its active engagement in selling and owning slaves, and the profit gained even from abolishing it.

Letters without an address is also connected to the project Hidden Histories (Archived in the photography section of this website).

Above - Install set up for Dear Castle People  
Below - Video for Dear Castle People
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