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Photo: Ryley O'Byrne
Dissolutions by Ryley O'Byrne - photo by Ryley O'Byrne
Vanlive! Video Screens
north-east corner of the Robson and Granville intersection
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Media work
No longer in place
City of Vancouver
Platforms: We Are Here, Live
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

Ryley O’Byrne’s Dissolution is a two channel video work contemplating the nature of reality, the body, and intimacy in the space where technology and humanity entwine. The project is composed of videos and images from O’Byrne’s digital archive and an obsessive documentation of the blooming of her virtual life during the time of social distancing and lockdown.
Cell phone videos, screen recordings, glitch animations, and characters and images created using artificial intelligence and emerging technologies, come together to form this fever-dream portrait of contemporary life.

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