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.
“Deadhead” is a large-scale sculptural installation mounted to a barge and towed by tug to different locations along Vancouver’s waterways. Created by Cedric Bomford in collaboration with his father Jim Bomford (a retired engineer), and brother Nathan Bomford (an artist and builder), the sculpture is constructed primarily from salvaged materials, with some sections wrapped in photographic murals. A curious marine outpost, Deadhead’s enigmatic spaces are designed for public access. This floating artwork begins its life on the water with summer moorage in Heritage Harbour at the Vancouver Maritime Museum from June 14 to September 3, 2014.
After the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic athletes gathered their medals and returned to their respective countries, Vancouver’s Olympic Village reverted from dormitory to “home” as condominium owners began to gradually move into the new “Village on False Creek”.
As a lead up to the launch of the Bomford’s Deadhead (working title) , a floating sculpture commissioned by Other Sights and Presentation House Gallery, Other Sights’ Communication Office presents the first of a series of conversations about building structures, imaginary, physical or social, at the artists’ GNW studio.
In the research phase of this project the Bomfords initiated a discussion with Geoffrey Carr about his insight into the relationship between the built environment and colonial power on the west coast. For this event, Carr will present some of his research and insight into the authority implicit in the design and construction of residential schools. A discussion between Carr and the Bomfords will follow.
As a lead up to the launch of the Bomford’s Deadhead (working title), a floating sculpture commissioned by Other Sights and Presentation House Gallery, Other Sights’ Communication Office presents the first of a series of conversations about building structures, imaginary, physical or social, at the artists’ GNW studio.
Last summer, residents of Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek neighborhood were drawn into an unusual artistic experiment. On a vacant lot littered with the rusty remnants of the neighborhood’s industrial past, artist Holly Schmidt led volunteers in designing, building, planting,and harvesting a thriving container garden.
The Grow Project and the Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab began germinating long before the first seeds were sown and ended long after the harvesting of carrots, mustards greens, pumpkins, and other crops. A concatenation of performance art, sculpture, social practice and still unnamed forms of emergent creativity, Grow was a year-long event that took up sustainability and knowledge exchange as a fluid process of gardening, workshops, walks and other public events…
Founder and Director Claire Doherty discusses the origins and the future of Situations, a commissioning and research program based at the University of West England in Bristol and their current project, Nowhereisland, a large-scale public art project conceived by artist Alex Hartley and commissioned as part of the UK Cultural Olympiad 2012. This island, originating from the Arctic, will journey around the south west region of England this summer, stopping at ports and harbours as a visiting ‘island nation’. Accompanied by its land based Embassy, its six-week journey will finish in Bristol on the 9th September 2012.
he two giant video screens at Granville and Robson normally snap and crackle with quick-hitting, colourful ads for companies such as Telus, Fido and WestJet. But next week, they’ll be showing something something completely different: two short films by internationally acclaimed artist Antonia Hirsch.
Nestled among flashy ads and quick-bite movie trailers at Robson and Granville is a new experience from visual artist Antonia Hirsch called Vox Pop. The Video project features two separate sequences, one in which the camera pans the stadium at the same rate as the sporting-event fans’ wave would be followed. The camera then rests on a sole male spectator, who rises as if taking part in the wave. Both one-minute sequences are inserted between ads.