Shaun Gladwell: Storm Sequence Video (excerpt)

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Looking Up, Projects, Storm Sequence, Video | 8 Comments

Other Sights presents Storm Sequence (excerpt), a video project by Shaun Gladwell, displayed every 3 minutes on dual urban screens above the intersection of Robson and Granville Streets in Vancouver, Canada from January 15 to 25th, 2009. In Storm Sequence, the drama and grandeur of a traditional painting of a storm at sea is integrated […]

Pipilotti Rist: Open My Glade Video

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Other Sights is pleased to present Open My Glade by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. The artwork consists of a series of 9 one-minute videos inserted into the flow of outdoor advertising screens. The works sardonic humour and insights intrude on our encounter with urban social space and exert a powerful and sensual presence.

What Are We Now?

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Lynne Marsh’s Stadium (2008) and Antonia Hirsch’s Vox Pop (2008) revolve around solitary figures within sports arenas. Grid-like formations of fixed, empty seating serve as both backdrop environments and the presence of absent crowds. Each work adopts the seamless production values and structural familiarity of contemporary advertising and televisual entertainments. Vox Pop is a silent two-channel video work one minute in duration.

Olympic Village Discards Recast As Public Art

It’s really the last place you’d look for art: Behind barbed wire, on the back corner of an abandoned industrial lot, tucked in behind a big pile of dirt and gravel sprouting scrappy clumps of grass. In the movies, this would be the place to dump a body. In Vancouver, this generic strip of halfpaved wasteland next to the Olympic Village has become a piece of interactive public art.

From Bars to Brollies, Bright Lights

When independent curator Patrik Andersson invited T&T to create a sustainability-themed exhibition for the Pendulum Gallery during the Winter Olympics, he made this request: “Think about what happens when the Olympic countdown clock goes below zero.” Tony Romano of Toronto and Tyler Brett of Bruno, Saskatchewan—who often make art together under the sobriquet T&T—responded with a cheery, postapocalyptic vision of Vancouver called False Creek. Specifically, their installation is a kind of after-the-gold-rush imagining of the area.

Finn Again Awakes every three minutes

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Ffinnigans Wwake, Looking Up, Press, Projects | No Comments

ears ago, I went on a James Joyce tear. I started with Dubliners, worked my way through Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and then Ulysses. The last challenge was Finnegans Wake. Full of puns, verbal wordplay and made-up words, Joyce’s last book has a reputation as a notoriously difficult book to read.Undaunted, I read on. Or, at least, I tried. Again and again, after a few pages, I was completely lost, unable to figure out what I’d just read.

‘Digital Natives’

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Digital Natives, Press, Projects | No Comments

If you’re crossing Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge and glance at the electronic billboard that rises at its Kitsilano end, you may notice something different. Amidst the Guinness and Jack FM ads will flash the occasional message on a red background. Some of them will seem to be about native issues

Twitter-like messages highlight Vancouver billboard

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Interspersed with ads for Air Canada, Starbucks, cars and wine on the controversial electronic billboards adjacent to the Burrard Bridge, new messages are provoking thought in a different way.

Digital Natives Controversy (Vancouver, bc)

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Digital Natives, Press, Projects | No Comments

The following post comes in the wake of a controversy related to an art installation for Vancouver’s 125th Birthday Celebration. Clint Burnham and Lorna Brown are co-curators of the project.

Two urban agriculture projects

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Grow, Press, Projects | No Comments

It may not have been the nadir of my dimness, but it was certainly the most twitlike thing I did last weekend. Believing the end time was the start time, I arrived at the Grow project’s mason-bee workshop three hours late, just after the participants had left. Still, the enthusiasm of artist Holly Schmidt and landscape architecture student Chloe Bennett shone on undiminished. Standing in the middle of what’s been dubbed the “Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab”, a public-art project on the south shore of False Creek, just west of the Olympic Village, they generously shared their knowledge and insights.