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sènakw / sun'aq, 1992

Christos Dikeakos
Greek, Canadian, 1946
dye coupler print under glass with sandblasted text
glass: 53.1 x 140 cm; photograph: 35.6 x 86.3 cm
Gift of the artist, Vancouver, 1994
National Gallery of Canada (no. 37680)

Hemlock Street ramp to Granville Bridge
Having chosen "bridging" as the metaphor for this group of works within his "Sites and Place Names" project, Dikeakos conducted research on the sites of bridges around Vancouver. Archival sources and interviews with First Nations elders revealed information about what the sites had been before the city overtook them. From this material he gleaned key words associated with their ancient uses. These words float in front of images of the sites, suggesting how things once were.

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