From the June 15, 2016 NYTIMES

"[the Orlando Shooting] was approached both directly, in Ms. Chuma’s holding-back-tears intermission speech about debating whether she should cancel the performance, and indirectly, in Tim Clifford’s chilling designs of shooting-gallery shapes on black-and-white paper. Mr. Clifford also recited accounts of gun violence from Charles Reznikoff’s “Testimony,” a poem culled from court records that is a less haphazard predecessor to Ms. Chuma’s collections of voices and documents of suffering.

"The material for “Testimony” comes from 1885-1915, and yet Mr. Clifford said its time was today, or Sunday in Orlando. Such conflations are characteristic of Ms. Chuma’s collages."

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AuthorTim Clifford