CHARLOTTE ZHANG: PINE STREET
|When||17 May 2020 - 31 Jul 2020|
Unit 205-268 Keefer Street
Vancouver V6A 1X5
As part of our current online programming, we will continue with Pine Street, Now and Again (2019), a looping two-channel video installation by Nanaimo-raised and Los Angeles-based artist Charlotte Zhang. Commissioned by the Nanaimo Art Gallery for the group exhibition Estuary, the film is composed of sequences conceived in collaboration with former Chinatown residents and people who are connected to them. For this installation, Zhang was thinking about the parallel structure of conversation and “the ways in which we build and dismantle Chinatown over and over again through conversing.”
Please see below for the links to view the work and follow the recommended Viewing Instructions to experience the work at home. This work is closed-captioned in English and Traditional Chinese.
View Channel 1 HERE.
View Channel 2 HERE.
Download the Viewing Instructions HERE.
Charlotte Zhang is an artist from Vancouver Island, currently studying Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. She is interested in expressions of translocational kinship, technologies of legibility, surplus and refuse, scammers and acts of scamming. She lives and works on the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Fernandeño Tataviam.
Pine Street, Now and Again is presented at Centre A and Critical Distance Centre for Curators (Toronto) as part of Images Festival 2020′s OFF Screen program.