Coastal Camera Obscura

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Coastal Camera Obscura, Events, Performance | No Comments
Coastal Camera Obscura

Anchored in the waters of False Creek with views to the last remaining undeveloped waterfront of Northeast False Creek, the camera obscura offers participants a multi-sensory experience, connecting with real time in the act of seeing a highly detailed reflection of the water and landscape that is both familiar and remarkable at the same time. Light entering a simple lens fitted within the dark, tent-like structure, projects a real-time image of the surrounding environment, where, upside down and backwards, it falls onto a screen. With distant viaducts turned on end, and the water rising, the elusive image conjures the conditions of the foreshore as a place of constant flux and asks what is, as yet, unseen?

Coastal Camera Obscura

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Coastal Camera Obscura, Projects | No Comments

or one week at the height of the summer, Other Sights welcomes kayakers, canoeists and paddleboaters to paddle into the Coastal Camera Obscura, a floating artwork that is both sculpture and optical device. Overseers will assist with entering and exiting the structure, while on shore, guides will assist those without access to boats to climb into 1 and 2-person kayaks and accompany them to the artwork.

Anchored in the waters of False Creek with views to the last remaining undeveloped waterfront of Northeast False Creek, the camera obscura offers participants a multi-sensory experience, connecting with real time in the act of seeing a highly detailed reflection of the water and landscape that is both familiar and remarkable at the same time. Light entering a simple lens fitted within the dark, tent-like structure, projects a real-time image of the surrounding environment, where, upside down and backwards, it falls onto a screen. With distant viaducts turned on end, and the water rising, the elusive image conjures the conditions of the foreshore as a place of constant flux and asks what is, as yet, unseen?

The Larwill Park Site Inagural Project

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Inaugural Project, Larwill Park, Projects | No Comments

The Larwill Park site holds a unique place in the history of Vancouver. Distinguished first as a cricket and lacrosse pitch by early sportsmen, the lot hosted countless demonstrations, jubilees and celebrations, visits from colonial royalty, military exercises, goats, a chain gang, riots and fairs. This platform for celebration and for protest is now the proposed site of the new Vancouver Art Gallery.

The Foreshore

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Projects, the foreshore | No Comments

The Foreshore is a year-long collaboration between Access Gallery and Other Sights’ for Artist Projects inspired by the deep influence of the waterways on our cities and societies on the West Coast.

OVOIDISM

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Larwill Park, Ovoidism, Projects | No Comments

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a renowned Vancouver-based artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent. For the Larwill Park site, he has conceived a group of sculptures that mark the site with brilliantly coloured ovoid forms.

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Big Rock Candy Mountain, Projects | No Comments

Big Rock Candy Mountain is a flavor incubator and taste-making think-tank with elementary school students. The project takes its name from a folk song that has been revised and rewritten countless times over the past hundred years to reflect a comic utopia, where we hear a “…buzzin’ of the bees in the peppermint trees, ’round the soda water fountains.”

I Know What I Want: Open Studio

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in I Know What I Want, Projects | No Comments

In July 2013, Other Sights collaborated with The Western Front and 221A on a publicly-sited research intensive about the possible futures of the Kingsway, Broadway and Main Street neighbourhood in Vancouver. The process began by conducting interviews with local independent business people, cultural leaders and members of the design and planning community.

Slow Dirt

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Projects, Slow Dirt | No Comments

Other Sights presents a three-part artwork created for Urgent Imagination: Art and Urban Development, a multi-site public art exhibition and 2-day conference that focuses on development in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

THE LARWILL PARK SITE PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Inaugural Project, Larwill Park, Projects | No Comments

The Larwill Park site holds a unique place in the history of Vancouver. Distinguished first as a cricket and lacrosse pitch by early sportsmen, the lot hosted countless demonstrations, jubilees and celebrations, visits from colonial royalty, military exercises, goats, a chain gang, riots and fairs. This platform for celebration and for protest is now the proposed site of the new Vancouver Art Gallery.

Tailgate Event: Monument to Mysterious Fires

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Events, Monument to Mysterious Fires | No Comments
Tailgate Event: Monument to Mysterious Fires

On the occasion of the Capture Photography Festival, Other Sights has transformed 4 billboards at Quebec Street and East 5th Avenue into a temporary monument, commemorating the mysterious fires that have taken place in the Main Street vicinity of Mount Pleasant. Addressing the east/west and the north/south axes of the city and how they factor in the currencies of ‘views’ as well as the escalation of property values creeping eastward, Monument to Mysterious Fires triggers historical and recent memories of the neighbourhood. The billboards, set perpendicular to one another, carve out a sculptural space within a parking lot, in which to gather and reflect on the transformation of the city.