The Kirkland and Sault Years (1956-1974)
Project-X Installation Series (2006-2008)
The Kirkland and Sault Years (1956-1974), looks at those events which during this time had a major influence on Mr. Naccarato’s life and art practice.
Mr. Naccarato was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1956, of Italian descent as Giovanni Francesco Naccarato. His parents later anglicized his name to John believing he’d have a better chance of fitting within an English dominated culture and society. As with many Italians, his father had been placed in an internment camp during WW2
referencing the Canadian Identity
The possibility exists for the merging of technology and art, so that the artist and observer both interact within the event, and/or in the creation of the art object.
The Skinning of Memory: Up Close and Personal
What does it mean to be Canadian? There does not seem to exist one absolute criteria that could easily define this nationalistic sentiment. One may inquire into the social, political and historical context of a country; the defining attributes of its people; the significant contributions of its leaders
The Skinning of Memory: Mediating The Real
I must begin with a confession. I was born a media star, or so the Northern Daily News and the local Kirkland Lake TV station believed at the time. I was born a leap year baby on February 29,1956, at the Kirkland Lake Hospital in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
The Skinning of Memory: Vertebrae, Part 2 (VP2) Installation
Though as a child I shared in my family’s communal television experiences, I also came to experience my own personal interpretations (memories) of such events, which I have come to call the televised real.
An example of this televised real happened one night when I snuck downstairs from my bedroom, as I often did, to greet my father’s late night arrival from work, usually around ten at night.
The Skinning of Memory: Vertebrae, Part 2 (VP2) – Memories
Forty-nine years later, after my first encounter with Paladin, I developed a large-scale installation work entitled Vertebra, Part 2: The Skinning of Memory or VP2
The Skinning of Memory: (VP2) – Objects
Personal memories played a key role in the development of VP2. One such memory involved watching my mother knit. I remember on many a occasion, glancing over from my schoolwork, and being drawn to her subtle, yet precise gestural movements of her hands – magically weaving dollies, scarves, and sweaters for hours on end.
The Skinning of Memory: (VP2) – The Medium of Television
The title, Vertebra, Part 2: The Skinning of Memory (VP2), defines the overall intent of this work, specifically regarding society’s relationship to technology and its associated objects.
The Reorganization of Memory
An overview of how the medium of Television plays out in the Vertebra, Part 2: The Skinning of Memory (VP2) installation : Plurality of Moments : The philosopher Henri Bergson in his seminal work Matter and Memory states that “however brief we suppose any perception to be, it always occupies certain duration, and involves consequentially an effort of memory which prolongs one into another a plurality of moments” (25).
The introduction of digital technology shifted the way memory imprints were stored and accessed.