The foreshore describes the land along the edge of a body of water that is repeatedly submerged and revealed by the tide. It is a region of constant flux and unclear jurisdiction.It is the wet part of the beach.
A collaborative pursuit and shared space between Access Gallery and Other Sights, generating questions, confluence, and aggregation inspired by the conditions of the foreshore.
We acknowledge that this project takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Access gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC through the BC Arts Council and BC Gaming, the City of Vancouver, Burrard Arts Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, and our committed donors, members, and volunteers.
Other Sights gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Columbia Arts Council, The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 15.
The foreshore exists at the edge of the city. Can we bring it to the centre?
Can there be land that is not property?
What is, as yet, unseen?
An unregulated public makes inconvenient demands (GIF) Justin Langlois for The Foreshore, Other Sights @ Access Gallery, 2017