Jun 9, 2018

Installation, Gathering


E 31st Avenue and Prince Edward Street, Vancouver


2:00 p.m.


STSTS was a site-specific public installation on the façade on Western Front, and accompanying artist book by Maggie Groat. The project was informed by traditional and alternative research methodologies including conversations with people and plants, walks, tarot readings, and archival materials to explore the possible futures and shifting histories of the site of Western Front—a building that rests upon the embankment of a now underground creek. Previously known as Brewery Creek, this waterway flowed through Mount Pleasant, past Western Front, and along Scotia Street before it was buried due to urbanization.

To launch the installation, Groat led a walk and discussion that began at the starting point of Brewery Creek on the northwest corner of East 31st Avenue and Prince Edward Street and followed its path. The hour-long walk concluded at Western Front where Groat read from the STSTS publication.


Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.