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8 Days

October 24, 2013 to March 30, 2014
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Assistant Curator

Using the diverse language of film to translate spatial experiences of foreign landscapes, 8 Days drew together
a selection of recent films by Canadian artist Mark Lewis and projected them against a backdrop of the Shangri-La
Hotel and nearby office towers. Screened one film per day on an eight-day rotation, Lewis’ moving images were
surrounded by a busy downtown thoroughfare through which people walked and drove on their way to work, shop,
tour or socialize. His compelling silent imagery commanded the viewer’s attention amidst the visual distraction
and noise of the street, using sophisticated camera syntax and visual imagery to prompt viewers to stop in front
of the screen long enough to distance themselves from their surroundings and reflect on what they saw. It was
as much a survey of other worlds as it was about how we view the world around us.
ARTIST: Mark Lewis

Offsite is funded by the City of Vancouver through the Public Art Program. The Gallery recognizes Ian Gillespie,
President, Westbank; Ben Yeung, President, Peterson Investment Group; and the residents of the Shangri-La
for their support of this space.

Visionary Partner for Offsite: Michael O’Brian Family Foundation

BELOW: Mark Lewis, 8 Days , 2014, site-specific installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, showing Willesden Launderette; Reverse
Dolly, Pan Right, Friday Prayers , 2010, 4K transferred to 2K HD video, Courtesy of the Artist
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