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Gei Shagyrl: Commemoration

Originally blogged at artistic-inquiry.ca

Oppenheimer Park, downtown eastside, Vancouver. Uncharacteristic bright sunshine, and warm, middle of Februrary. Around the perimeter of the park are 88 red balloons, weighted to the ground and tied off with bright red envelopes.This is in the middle of Chinese New Year, the year of the snake.¬†It is the day after the Memorial march for the missing and murdered women. This is in the heart of what used to be the hub of Japanese Canadian community before internment. Many moments, many histories, colliding and colluding. Read more…