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All That We Cannot Grasp
Photo: Romane Bladou
All That We Cannot Grasp by Romane Bladou - photo by Romane Bladou
All That We Cannot Grasp by Romane Bladou - photo by Romane Bladou
šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza (formerly Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza)
At the parking exit structure on the corner of W Georgia and Hamilton
Civic
2021
Digitally printed onto adhesive vinyl.
Two-dimensional artwork
In place
City of Vancouver
Platforms: We Are Here, Live
Light box
Description of work

Platforms: We Are Here, Live is a series of temporary public art projects that presented from November 2021 until the end of October 2022.

Platforms: We Are Here, Live commissioned 23 Vancouver-based and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) artists engaged in and grappling with the issues revealed by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Selected artworks were displayed on the following platforms:

  • Billboard at Arbutus St and West 12th Avenue
  • Light box at šxʷƛ̓ exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza 
  • Banners at Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch 
  • Glass wall at City Centre Canada Line Station 
  • Transit shelter posters throughout the city
  • VanLive! video screen, Robson St and Granville St
  • Digital display boards throughout the city
Artist statement

All That We Cannot Grasp is about reflection, projection, and movement. The work evokes notions of uncertainty and groundlessness. It is about trying to find rest in the tumult, but always moving with it. it is about adaptability.

It is an invitation to embrace the uncertain state we find ourselves in, and to try to situate ourselves in this blur and confusion.

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