Chase is a collaborative video installation by Megan Wilson and Blaine Campbell. The video’s subject is the 1000 lb Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier hanging above the balcony at the centre of Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. The chandelier's lights slowly progress through an endless on-off cycle, a glowing, pulsing beacon, the crystals’ multitude of facets catching and refracting light. Often ambiguous, the result appears to transform back and forth between some alien, night-time cityscape and an ornate, gothic behemoth.
CLOSED FOR INSTALLATION, I thought you'd said: the way you papered over the windows like that. But then, you said a lot of things, didn't you? When I think back on it, none of it makes much sense. And you know what? I can see right through you, now ... in places. I thought it was you, standing there, staring back at me. But I could be wrong. It could have been somebody else. Now I'm writing you this message: tracing letters in the breath I left on the windowpane.
Erica Lord is currently in residence at the John Snow House for the month of June. Over the course of her stay, she will be collaborating with Calgary-based artist Terrance Houle.
Artist Trading Cards at the John Snow House.
The closing reception for WINDOW DRESSING will run from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the +15 Window Space located at the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts (205 8 Ave SE). The reception will be followed by drinks at WINE-OHs (811 1 St SW) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Guests of The New Gallery will receive a special discount on all drink and menu items during the reception.
Upcoming calls for submissions