Cracks and Vines


Cracks and Vines is a video memorial to houses erased from the Mount Pleasant landscape. Screened as part of the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen inaugural program, Place, the work draws from Milton’s fifteen-year history as a resident in the neighborhood, colliding the interiority of memory with the public site of the street.

 Composed of a series of still life assemblages, made from weeds and construction materials, the video is a recreation of wallpaper patterns that once covered the walls of rental suites Milton was forced to leave due to demolition. Exploring a tension between stillness and motion, permanence and impermanence, visibility and invisibility, the work attempts to unearth vines of memory into funerary bouquets that recall spaces now gone.

Single Channel Video

Place, Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen, grunt gallery, Vancouver, 2019