‘The 100’ #89 – Here Comes…

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Above is one panel from a recent installation at Vancouver’s Waterfront Station. This is another conceptual piece in Vancouver Transit’s Public Art Program. The information plaque from the installation is below and will tell you all you need to know.

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The overall installation looks like this…

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Except for the information plaque the above photographs are used with thanks to http://www.capturephotofest.com

The plaque and the photos that follow are taken by me. I apologize for the poor quality but wanted to show some other examples of the installed panels to give you a wider idea of the concept:

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Who knew so many songs began with “Here comes…”

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I found this a much lighter work than “Warning” (The 100′ #86) and reminiscent of Departure and Arrival boards at rail stations and airports. You may wonder, as I did, how this qualifies, for the Capture Fest, as photography. If so, I suggest going to the ‘Capture’ web site shown above.

What do you think?

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The ‘100’ #86 – WARNING

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This recent addition to the Vancouver Transit Art Installation series captured my eye and brain when I was downtown yesterday.  It is one of a series of conceptual artworks by Antoni Muntadas hosted by the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG).

I encourage you to do so, but you may or may not choose to read the VAG’s writings by Ms. Campbell (below) about this artist and his work; however, when you looked at these photos you probably had some form of personal insight or understanding as to the installation’s meaning.

As with almost all public art, most people passing by do not perceive the work except on the fringes of consciousness. Most of us skim the surface of our world like water-skeeters, quickly and efficiently but never actually submerging. However, when true perception happens then participation or involvement must follow. After I took the photos, Muntadas’ words stayed with me all day and I was reminded that once we open our eyes /hearts / minds and see what is really going on in any aspects of our personal, social or political lives we can’t help but be involved, below the surface and deeper.

I’d be very interested in your own interpretation of ‘WARNING‘…

The following information* is from the VAG and I give them full credit.

The photo of ‘WARNING’ above is by clinock / the photo below is by Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery, and I thank her for it.

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*Muntadas
Warning, 1999-2013
installation at the Vancouver City Centre Canada Line Station
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Courtesy of the Artist © Muntadas/SODRAC (2013)

*Muntadas by Arabella Campbell
On Translation: Warning

A pioneer in the fields of conceptual and media art, Antoni Muntadas’ practice includes performance, video, photography, multimedia installations, publications, web-based projects and public art. Incorporating in-depth research and astute readings of cultural situations, his incisive works have addressed ideas such as the relationship between public and private, the role of the media in transmitting ideas, and the complex dynamics of architecture and other social frameworks.

Translation and its many implications is the central theme of Muntadas’ ongoing On Translation series, started in 1995 that comprises works created in a variety of political cultural and economic contexts. These works consider the interpretation of words, concepts, histories and values not only across different languages, but also through the invisible conventions inherent in all forms of communication. On Translation: Warning is a series that calls into question the manipulation of information and encourages audiences to participate in the decoding process. These works have been installed around the world and their common thread is the sentence “Warning: Perception Requires Involvement,” which the artist has translated into local languages and displayed using such supports as posters, stickers, press inserts, building façades, windows and other public spaces.

This presentation is part of a larger exhibition of the artist’s work, Muntadas: Entre/Between, on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery from November 9, 2013 until February 10, 2014.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of text-based art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

 

The 100 #69 – As It Comes.

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Another Vancouver Transit textural public art work. All details are on the yellow official description plaque below. Click to enlarge. What do you think?

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‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #62 – Intersections 1.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 1– I pulled the original post because of a glitch in the photo. Here it is again, covered in invisible band aids. It is the last in this series.
The designer’s description is below the image and says everything I would want to say….

Main and Hastings

Main and Hastings

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #68 – Intersections 7.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 7 – I moved to Vancouver in the ’70s – such a different city then with more funky old gingerbread houses than high rises. The energy of the hippie scene was still high and I knew this intersection and its smoky ambiance well. No ‘hippie’ could afford to live here now and the flowers have migrated from long hair to short lawns and tidy condo gardens.
The designer’s description is below the image.

4th and Vine

4th and Vine

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #67 – Intersections 6.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 6 – one of the oldest parts of Vancouver and an area I like to stroll around in and quaff a pint or two of local brew.
The description below the image tells it well.

Water and Carrall

Water and Carrall

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

The 100 #66 – Intersections 5.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 5 is a location I avoid whenever I can.  It is an essential yet complex maze constantly filled with heavy traffic, frustrated drivers and accidents. The description is below the image.

SE Marine and Knight

SE Marine and Knight

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.