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Commemoration and Moral Choice in the Travails of the Bomb-Aimer’s Daughter

Sally J. Morgan


This article/photo essay examines Sally J. Morgan’s 2013 work, The Travails of the Bomb Aimer’s Daughter, a performance/installation that unfolded over a week at Wellington’s Performance Arcade Festival. Acting as a kind of ‘denkmal’ or commemorative provocation, the piece interacted with the audience in ways that unsettled viewers’ expectations and demanded moral choices. The presentation examines and discusses the installation’s development and denouement.