Sameer Farooq /

mail@sameerfarooq.com


2016

Bear Claws Salad Hands

In collaboration with Mirjam Linschooten
Yaletown Roundhouse Station, Canada Line with the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and InTransit BC.

Bear Claw Salad Hands repurposes found language from a local souvenir shop highlighting the active commodification of culture. Through the simple act of reproducing the language of the store’s inventory list and applying the names of a selection of items directly onto the station windows, the Canada Line façade operates like an advert exaggerating the wholesale co-opting of culture as currency. The re-appropriation of found language developed into public installations both exaggerate and subvert the ethnographic strategies of representation and implicate such practices into a larger system of commodification utilized to propagate cultural hierarchy, difference and discrimination.

Yaletown Roundhouse Station, Canada Line, Vancouver, Canada, 2016. Photo: Scott Massey Yaletown Roundhouse Station, Canada Line, Vancouver, Canada, 2016. Photo: Dennis Ha Yaletown Roundhouse Station, Canada Line, Vancouver, Canada, 2016. Photo: Dennis Ha


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Bear Claws Salad Hands
Bear Claws Salad Hands
Bear Claws Salad Hands