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Burrard Bridge (Vancouver, Canada)


installation views

Ebony Rose

Pinna (bridge)

3 June 2017
with events continuing throughout 2017

Every something is an echo of nothing. - John Cage
[Kay Larson, "Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists" (New York Penguin, 2012)]


Unit 17 is thrilled to announce its initial installation commencing the gallery's periodical outdoor sculpture and performance programme Les Jardins. For this first project, Ebony Rose has chosen to work under a section of Burrard Bridge's south end: a space of abandon and quiet refuge; protected, where dregs pool. Rose has marked large plastic tarps using techniques of folding, ironing and cutting, bringing them to the site to hang over the existing concrete architecture. The draped plastic acts as a conduit for real time as it moves with the air currents, echoing the surrounding light. Lines on the surface of the plastic mimic patterning throughout its surroundings, extending their slow, repetitive swaying. These physical alterations proffer an experience of both current and distant time.

Ebony Rose (b. 1984) grew up in Ontario (CA) and Colorado (USA). She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 2015. She has been awarded artist residencies in Germany and Colorado and has exhibited in British Columbia, Greece, Germany, Minnesota, New York and Nova Scotia. Rose currently lives in Vancouver on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Les Jardins began in 2013 by Serkan Okyay Lagania in Hyde Park (London, UK), moving to Körnerpark (Berlin, Germany) in 2015. Locations for each installation or performance will roam throughout the city.  

Our next events for Les Jardins will take place in August 2017. For more information on future events please contact 

+ 1 604 379 8596 or

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