“Google earth is a fascinating tool for us and we have been scanning parking lots all of the world, creating digital renderings of these transparent platforms. Even through these virtual explorations the motive is always; how can we make this in reality and how can we build global networks between parking lots? There is a completely universal quality to a parking lot, it is placeless, existing as a transient space, and in many cases architecturally indistinguishable from other lots across the world. The main differentiation is the vehicles, this is where a parking lot carries its individuation. As curators we do not need to take up a massive amount of space, only as much space as a vehicle takes up everyday. An intimate gallery; a transient container is what we will offer to the artists. A nomadic platform visually accessible from every angle. “
PARKING LOT PLATFORM: STARTS WORKING INSTANTLY
The first installation took place on Granville Island in Vancouver BC, made possible through a Granville Activation Grant.
Inside the transient gallery played a soundscape made from field recordings collected over the summer of 2018 on Granville island.
Artwork displayed by Vancouver artists Simone Jarvis and Scott Kemp.