Celebration brings the phrase “Who Can Stop Us from Celebrating”, which is both private and political, into a highly visible public space. Progressing from illegible to legible, the words can function as either a question or as a statement. We bring one or the other into reality, depending on how we interpret the meaning of these words. Celebration raises questions around the nature of the structures of power and authority that govern the spaces that we inhabit. Celebration was commissioned by the Burrard Arts Foundation and the Vancouver Art Gallery for Facade Festival 2019.
Photos by Burrard Arts Foundation