WNDW is an itinerant artist-run space that inhabits residential windows in the City of Vancouver with a focus on supporting the work of emerging artists, writers and curators. It aims to bring contemporary art out of self-selecting “high-culture” areas and into the quotidian life of the residential street. The project partners emerging contemporary artists with neighborhood residents who take on the role of gallerist for the duration of the exhibition.
This WNDW featured the work of interdisciplinary artists Stefan Sollenius + Ana Carolina von Hertwig.
Solenius + von Hertwig’s collaborative video work Scene From My Window layers and compiles footage shot through the window of a tree planting crew truck over the course of three summers. Spanning the forests of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick the work grants the viewer access to the industrialized wilderness that supports and sustains the majority of our resource driven economy.
Shot by Sollenius, a long-time treeplanter, and compiled by Sollenius + von Hertwig, Scene hovers between legibility and abstraction, revealing both familiar boreal vistas and the industrial scenes often hidden beneath the increasingly thin veneer of ‘Canadian Wilderness.’