John's Statement Published on www.erasures.net
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Artist: Martha Deed
Country: UNITED STATES
Medium: Electronic Animated
Artist Statement: The concept of "erasure" is particularly applicable to her research and writing about a troubling murder in western New York.
Here, the basic text is page six of Annette Montstream's signed confession relating her role in killing her husband, John.
John's Statement is one of three erasures submitted here to show what happens when truth is erased as the murder confession is processed through the criminal justice system
Wife's Statement and Justice Erased complete the cycle.
Martha L. Deed is a poet (SHAMPOO, The Awakenings Review, Miller's Pond Online - forthcoming), writer and psychologist.
Niss, who collaborated with Deed on the design
and execution of this project, is a web artist
with numerous online credits(Attic, Bannerarts,
Word Circuits, Rhizome/Hyperrhiz) and poet (The
Buffalo News, Beehive, MAG). A member of Webartery,
she has created her own website: www.sporkworld.org.