MOTHER IS PASSING. COME AT ONCE by Simon Lee

BOMB 125 Fall 2013
BOMB 125
Lee 1 Body

We called Walter again today but with no success.

As you know, we have been calling him every day since Sunday but get no response. He must be away on vacation but we’ll continue to try.

Father Lombardy is on vacation. We called Our Lady of Victory and was told he will be away until Aug 8th.

We think those at your parole hearing will understand that the one you want to represent you is on vacation because this is the most prevalent time for vacations.

Lee 2 Body

We called Walter again today but with no success.

As you know, we have been calling him every day since Sunday but get no response. He must be away on vacation but we’ll continue to try.

Father Lombardy is on vacation. We called Our Lady of Victory and was told he will be away until Aug 8th.

We think those at your parole hearing will understand that the one you want to represent you is on vacation because this is the most prevalent time for vacations.

Lee 3 Body

Do you understand the situation you put me in?

Mr. Rust is not stupid and he knows my father and as far as I know he could also correspond with my husband.

That you reacted with such jealousy did not make any sense to me. What got into you? You’ve never been so insulting to me in the past. Why now? You must have known that I was flattering Mr. Rust in order to protect us.

In the past few days I have begun to think that you are looking for a reason to seperate—an excuse.

So what’s the real reason? Are you in love with someone else? I don’t think so. Is it because you are overworked at the labor camps?

Simon Lee works in photography, video and installation making exhibitions and participating in residencies internationally. Lee’s most recent project MOTHER IS PASSING. COME AT ONCE, a multi-screen, kinetic installation was on view at Cristin Teirney Gallery in New York City in 2013. He has shown work at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, the Tinguely Museum in Basel, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Moscow International Film Festival and the Posnan Bienalle, Poland.

Portfolio by Fabienne Hess
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BOMB 125, Fall 2013

Featuring interviews with Amy Sillman, Paulo Bruscky, Steve Roden and Stephen Vitiello, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Ben Rivers, Julia Holter, and My Barbarian.  

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