290 East Columbia St, New Westminster
Public Unveiling: October 28, 2017, 3pm -5pm
“Pop-Up Home” is a public art project being created by artist Annie Briard, commissioned by the New Westminster Museum & Archives and New Westminster Arts Services. Please join us for the official unveiling of the work on October 28 at 3pm at 290 East Columbia St in New Westminster.
Using portable video projectors, the artist has been projecting images of temporary homes sourced through social media calls around the City of New Westminster, which she then photographs. Process-based, the final outcome of this work will be determined by the artist’s encounters with space and will be presented as a large-scale photographic artwork in The Brewery District. The work will seek to engage with discussions about our relationship to our environment, land ownership, and varied conceptions of shelter.
“As an avid backpacker and traveller with a home base in a difficult housing market, the theme “pop-up” home resonates with me in many ways. I think of renters for whom “home” is invariably temporary; of those leaving home in search of a safer land; of new homes being erected onto existing homelands. I think of portable homes popped up in the hopes of experiencing new ways of inhabiting this world, if momentarily, while others are erected out of necessity. As well, the environmental impact from any concept of home is always present. I’m curious to see which images will come out of the public’s engagement with the project and what new images and meanings they will produce when superimposed on the city’s various surfaces.” – Annie Briard
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada in partnership with Wesgroup.