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 This woman enacted her experience of being imprisoned, forced to surrender her children and ordered to choose between which of her children would live and which of them would die.
       
     
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15 Minutes of Fame

Visitors are invited to open the suitcase, consider and arrange the contents around and upon the bed to create an artistic statement or convey a story.

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“I’ve never seen my biological father. I’ve never seen God either, but I believe they both exist.”

Ted K — participant in 15 Minutes of Fame installation with Parallel Lines exhibition - Museum of Northern History

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A week or so after participating in 15 Minutes of Fame of Parallel Lines at Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake, a woman donated this baby’s outfit for inclusion in the suitcase.

She explained that her mother had given her this outfit and that she’d had it in her possession for fifty years. She has disliked pink and disliked dresses all her life.

“My mother was always forcing me into frilly pink outfits. I wanted to be a welder working on cars.”

— participant in 15 Minutes of Fame installation with Parallel Lines exhibition - Museum of Northern History

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“Kasandra’s death impacted my life. I made a contribute to her resembling her death. Teddy bears were her favourite thing to hug. Lavender was her favourite flower and would sleep next to it. She loved jewelry.

Emily Fortenberry — participant in 15 Minutes of Fame installation with Parallel Lines exhibition - Museum of Northern History

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“In the suitcase thingy I found my past, present and possibilities of future things.”

Amy — participant in 15 Minutes of Fame installation with Parallel Lines exhibition - Museum of Northern History

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“Before I was born my biological dad threatened my mom to kill her and I. So she ran away. My adoptive father was an alcoholic who was empty. Then he met my mom and I and then he was fun. When my brother was born her introduced me to my native cultures. The beads is my and Keara’s friendship. Even though we have different stories we still formed a bond.”

Sky-Lynn Batisse — participant in 15 Minutes of Fame installation at Museum of Northern History

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 This woman enacted her experience of being imprisoned, forced to surrender her children and ordered to choose between which of her children would live and which of them would die.
       
     

This woman enacted her experience of being imprisoned, forced to surrender her children and ordered to choose between which of her children would live and which of them would die.

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