In conjunction with the inauguration of The Shadow by Esther Shalev-Gerz, we are excited to offer a tour of UBC’s tree collection, led by Egan Davis, Chief Educator at the UBC Botanical Garden. We will meet at The Shadow outside of The Nest for a thirty-minute tour of trees nearby.
In The Shadow, Esther Shalev-Gerz embeds a ghostly silhouette of a first-growth Douglas fir across the expanse of University Commons Plaza, which is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Pixelated through the use of differing shades of paving stones, The Shadow engages pedestrians through its varied texture and tone underfoot, yet does not reveal the entire form. As in the landscape, the totality of the tree can only be grasped from a distance: The Shadow requires a view from higher ground to be complete.
Please join artist Esther Shalev-Gerz for the inauguration of The Shadow, a new public art project that embeds a ghostly silhouette of a first-growth fir tree across the expanse of University Commons Plaza outside of the AMS Nest.[more]
Responses to the Collection is an ongoing series that invites a broad range of guest contributors to select work from the Outdoor Art Collection as subjects for reflection and response. Exploring how the UBC campus can be a fruitful place for experimentation and learning, Temporary Collective have come together to perform through movement and rhythmic gestures, responses to Asiatic Head by Otto Fischer-Credo (1958/1977) and The Shadow by Esther Shalev-Gerz (2018). The collective of 10 artists, attempts to dialogue with these two very different artworks by generating an embodied engagement with site, materiality and history.[more]