Premiering at Geary Art Crawl, Sept. 23-24 2023, and ongoing
Looking back at our histories of connection to places, while looking ahead into the futures shaped by our dreams and expectations. Artists Elina Lex, Akshata Naik, Amanda Amour-Lynx, Tru Elmore, Curtia Wright and curator Miriam Arbus come together in an exhibition of digital sculptures activated with augmented reality technologies.
Welcome to Geary Avenue, a neighbourhood in flux where ghostly imprints of neighbourhoods pasts intertwine with our experiences. New buildings and structures replace our remembered landscapes, amidst rapidly increasing land prices, land use regulations. Long histories stemming from indigenous travel routes, river ways no longer exposed, and an old town centre commercial strip - to the mixture of industrial/warehouse and automotive spaces evolving into a quickly gentrifying hub of creative enterprises and studios. And train tracks: always moving, always through.
We invite visitors to participate, exploring the Geary stretch and reinventing the ways we navigate through space.
Each artist plants a digital object, ethereal site-specific sculptures that emerge upon interaction. Metaphysical portals that open a shared experience of place while initiating self reflection.
There is an opportunity for visitors to situate within the city and inspect our own place within these frameworks.
It is our own imprint on spaces that marks the change.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts to enable this Digital Now project.
Please tag @canada.council and use hashtag: #Bringingtheartstolife
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