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TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

 

In this installation I was interested in screaming as a release but also a gesture or a form of contestation. We tend to let go in private, not in public, and that letting go has to do with exposing our vulnerability, which here is reflected, not only by the action of participants through engaging with the works and screaming into the vessels, but also through the use of terracotta as a fragile medium.

Offsite, located at the heart of downtown Vancouver surrounded by high-end residences, hotels and commercial buildings, offers a large potential for public engagement and it is this inherent gesture of offering to public that TIME TO LET GO... takes up and expands on. The site provided an opportunity to make a work that is acting as a context, a sort of a platform for public to be expressive and experience vulnerability in a public place, and be OK.

We live in a time that systemic conditions are overpowering our basic human conditions. Systems that once were consciously man made now exist firmly in constative modes. In these kinds of systemic entanglements, this project would pose, is there any room for active and reflective thinking and affective criticism? Are the systems muting us in effect?

 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at night at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at night at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

 

In this installation I was interested in screaming as a release but also a gesture or a form of contestation. We tend to let go in private, not in public, and that letting go has to do with exposing our vulnerability, which here is reflected, not only by the action of participants through engaging with the works and screaming into the vessels, but also through the use of terracotta as a fragile medium.

Offsite, located at the heart of downtown Vancouver surrounded by high-end residences, hotels and commercial buildings, offers a large potential for public engagement and it is this inherent gesture of offering to public that TIME TO LET GO... takes up and expands on. The site provided an opportunity to make a work that is acting as a context, a sort of a platform for public to be expressive and experience vulnerability in a public place, and be OK.

We live in a time that systemic conditions are overpowering our basic human conditions. Systems that once were consciously man made now exist firmly in constative modes. In these kinds of systemic entanglements, this project would pose, is there any room for active and reflective thinking and affective criticism? Are the systems muting us in effect?

 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at night at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

TIME TO LET GO...

TIME TO LET GO..., 2014

Installation view at night at the Vancouver Art Gallery's Offsite

Wheel-thrown terracotta scream-vessels, bricks, sand and cement stuffed burlap sacks, vinyl. 

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