MT PLEASANT | VANCOUVER
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Electric City exhibited at the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen, located on unceded Coast Salish territories, in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada. Curated by Grunt Gallery, the current program revolves around the theme of PLACE, presenting a diverse range of visual and media art by over fifty artists, community members, and community festivals reflecting on what it is to live in a changing Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.
Electric City revolves around a large and seemingly autonomous window displaying a highly curated scene for its viewer. In this window, the higher powers of machine technology and algorithms determine, manipulate and present a highly aestheticised image to the viewer.
The image presented by the window is one that is overpowering and all-consuming for the viewer, who appears minuscule in comparison. In the end, the once beautiful, glowing cityscape is gone as the window glitches and fails to work. The viewer stands alone, staring into nothingness.
Animated Film by: Merissa Victor
Sound Design by: Merissa Victor
Additional Music by: SHAF
Special Thanks to: Melina Victor and Jim Peters
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