This project examines how economic and social change is inscribed in Vancouver’s architecture.
Since 2007 Alistair Henning's photo-based work has interrogated how societies express themselves through their built environments, and how that expression, once manifested, persists and changes through time.
Henning used analog 35mm film for these images’ initial capture. Yet their presentation here is contingent on the most contemporary of technology: scanning negatives using my MacBook and uploading the resultant files online.
Participating in the 2018 Capture Photography Festival, Henning printed the images on 24”x36” sheets of aluminum using a recently invented dye infusion process.
In this way, the tension between old and new is inscribed not only in the content of the photos, but in their existence as objects.
Thanks to BoConcept Vancouver for hosting this exhibition.
There will be an opening reception from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm on April 5, 2018.