Priscila Uppal (left), professor of English literature in York’s Department of Humanities, has written new poems that accompany the art of Daniel Ehrenworth in a new book of photography, titled Holocaust Dream (The MacLaren Art Centre, 2005)
It has been 60 years since the liberation of Auschwitz and, even still, the truth of what happened there is hard to comprehend. Ehrenworth uses a combination of photography and digital imaging to create a surreal vision that haunts our collective memory. “This project is far less about a death camp but rather about the light that must exist in order to have cast a shadow as dark and vast as Auschwitz,” says Ehrenworth.
The book will be launched Wednesday at The Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West, in Toronto, from 6 to 9pm. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase at a reduced price.
The 40-page book features, in its original sequence, all 23 images from the award-winning Ehrenworth exhibit of the same title, which will be on display at the MacLaren Art Centre starting Thursday and continuing through May 28.