Interdisciplinary artist Faith Moosang recently led an artist talk explaining the complex research and process that went into her interpretation of the WALL theme, Vancouver’s built heritage. Her new work, down. town. uses 164 individual film frames, video stills and digital photographs from the CBC Archives and Wikimedia Commons to respond to questions on demolitions in Vancouver between 1954 and 2004. A companion website has also been created to assist the viewer in exploring the complex art work.
The WALL, located at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre Plaza at 700 Hamilton Street, is a Vancouver Heritage Foundation public art initiative. Made possible by a unique partnership between Vancouver Heritage Foundation and CBC Radio-Canada, with support from JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, and the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, the WALL features a new artist every year.