Artist Jamie Hilder enrolls as a “Downtown Ambassador” and then records a video in which he plays the part but also interpolates a view of the city of Vancouver not usually provided to tourists. This involves revealing some of the conflicts behind the ways in which Vancouver represents itself, such as by-laws to remove the homeless from the streets, hypocrisy regarding the indigenous presence in the area, and homophobia determining the site of the West End’s AIDS memorial.

Via Performance, Place, and Politics.


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