Inaccessibility part II, 2015
Projected static text on objects in Kitsilano, Vancouver
The work describes a gentrified area (Kitsilano, Vancouver) where its citizens are facing economic- and social-related problems and solutions; daily.
- I’m sitting down while waiting for the bus. Here I notice that the benches all have handles framing each seat and some might think – it’s great for elderly people. But who am I kidding; excluding design or crime-preventing design does not make a good sleeping surface
- Is the modern places outside work an improvement of making it a safe environment or does the shortages of benches makes me become a customer even if I prefer drinking my aero-press coffee sitting at a non-commercial place still on something else than the ground.
- I pass by the Bank and get reminded of its new credit card: I even might be richer than I think I am, maybe I should get a new car, when the exchange rate is better than ever!
- Is the parking garages gate and video surveillance there to keep me from seeing the poor or just to protect my (old) car from theft?
- And don’t forget about brightening my teeth; so my yearly rise of salary hopefully increases more than last year and; don’t forget to smile!
- Looking at Vancouver School boards homepage, it clearly states: “We promote equal respect”. But reminded of its physical exterior, which also states “No skateboarding, No rollerblading, etc.”. A good environment for kids, I ask myself?
- Maybe St Johns School is a better choice, though is it really 213.000 CAD better than a public school. Not added the 30.000 for the schools fund plus dress code, etc. etc.
- Passing by the yoga place: which has printed YOGA FOR EVERYBODY (with money, that is).
- $20 for Vancouver Art Gallery, watching contemporary art criticizing capitalism?
- Watching the poor souls flooding the streets, shaking while witnessing me walking home. I notice an expensive furniture store and it sure looks cozy when Christmas is approaching and the temperature drops close to zero…