Finitude (view from Kitsilano)

Lauren Fournier

2014, 01:01 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2075.08

Who can afford to live in Vancouver? This video functions as an ambivalent meditation, using the juxtaposition of text and image to consider the possibility of satiability and finitude in a city of vast gentrification, unlimited growth, increasingly high costs of living, and marked class divides. While the video takes Vancouver as its viewpoint, the sentiment is similar to what the artist feels as the area around their Yonge Street studio becomes encroached upon by condo development. “I can be satisfied” becomes an equivocal mantra, an ironic reflection, juxtaposed across the iconic landscape of Vancouver— a Canadian city located on unceded Indigenous territory and becoming a place where only the richest of the rich can call home.

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