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Multi-channel video installation
Site-specific performance
Embodied experience
Vancouver urban planning

A five-channel video installation featuring documentation of the artist performing in semi-vacant lots around False Creek and on the site of the Vancouver Olympic Village residential complex. Recomposing the usual co-extensive body/environment relationship, the artist’s performative action, rolling across the spaces, serves as a radically empirical mode of measurement, challenging the more typical measures of land value (rental, capital, and market) and the possibilities of vertical urban development. Playing with the captured video footage in postproduction, its malleability expands the accomplished performative actions and highlights the rhythmic and dynamic properties of the sites through a process of spatiotemporal restructuring. The installation, presented at the Audain Gallery, relocates the actions and the sites in which the original performances and documentation took place.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Video 01: South East False Creek 1, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, Single-channel video, 21:11 min., 2012.
Video 02: North East False Creek, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, Single-channel video, 28:11 min., 2012.
Video 03: Olympic Village 1, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, Single-channel video, 15:51 min., 2012.
Video 05: South East False Creek 2, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, Single-channel video, 52:03 min., 2012.
Video 04: Olympic Village 2, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, Single-channel video, 16:39 min., 2012.
Jin-me Yoon
Communication, Art & Technology: School for the Contemporary Arts
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.F.A.