The Not Knowing

Kenzie Hack
Milwaukee

The Not Knowing
Archival Pigment Print

Authorities Remove the Body of Hack from a Field
Archival Pigment Print

Untitled
Digital Video

In 1980, a serial killer that had been on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list abducted Tim and Kelly from the parking lot of a friend’s wedding reception. It was 3 months before their bodies were found after what would become Wisconsin’s largest missing persons search in history. Tim was my dad’s cousin, killed before he turned 20. I was not around to know Tim but witnessed the ripples this event had throughout my family. Now that I am the age Tim was when he passed, I am exploring the scars of this event. I begin at the origin of this scar in the durational video North Highway, West Road, where I ritualize place in an attempt to contextualize a traumatic event and consider the wounds that are left.

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