Andrew Lee and Cheryl L’Hirondelle have refigured raw materials and sediment found surrounding the 100 block of West Hastings into a processbased “landscape” housed in a series of transparent tubes. The installation responds to the landscape painting tradition on the West Coast (which often represented Native culture through its decaying relics) while considering the extended history of the altered site of Hastings Street. The title of the work, everything up to the sky and down to the centre of the earth, borrowed from a textbook that traces the origins of the concept of private property in Britain, points to the extent to which private ownership has radically altered understandings, images, and relationships to land, particularly for Native people.
- Candice Hopkins
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