Typically used to protect passersby from construction hazards, ten sections of the netting (amounting to 240 lineal meters) have been stretched between the concrete piers of the Burrard Street Bridge. City Fabric cherishes the temporary permanence of construction debris netting; beautiful, impoverished for its utilitarian use, yet profoundly normal.
The project explores the role of vestigial space within urban environments, the formal properties of fabric in juxtaposition with structural concrete, and the often-unnoticed material properties of transience in the late capitalist city.
until September 30, 2015
Artists and design team: Rebecca Bayer, Cam Koroluk, Heba Maleki, Matthew Soules
Structural Engineering: Stantec
Fabrication & Installation: Great Northern Way Scene Shop
Commissioned by: 221A, Burrard Arts Foundation
Curator: Brian McBay (221A)