Not sure how long this piece from the Vancouver Biennale has been here on Point Grey Road, tucked in next to a hedge, easily missed, but I just discovered it this weekend:
It’s “Vancouver Novel,” by Joao Loureiro from Brazil.
The installation cycles through a series of 23 sentences which weave a poignant narrative of daily life. These snippets of domesticity, by turns banal and ominous, underscore our ever-growing appetite for updated information and continuous content. Intensely personal and yet broadcast for the world to see, Vancouver Novel asks us to consider the narrowing chasm between our public and private lives.