Christos Dikeakos

suwq eqsun'

1993
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.
Title
suwq eqsun'
Date
1993
Medium
Photograph
Materials
dye coupler print under glass with sandblasted text
Dimensions
glass: 53.3 x 140 cm; photograph: 35.6 x 86.3 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1994
Accession number
37534