Bitter Air

Bitter Air, Splash Screen

Bitter Air is an app-based, site-specific audio/video drama set in a North Vancouver shipyard in 1943. The app was commissioned by Polygon Gallery and will be included in the series of ongoing inaugural launches that coincide with the opening of their new gallery. The app is a “radio” drama with backing video animations that was created after months of archival and primary research into the history of North Vancouver and the Burrard Dry Dock company.  The eighty minute drama follows twelve characters that ghost over fourteen different locations on the site of the former shipyard.  The piece looks at the socio/economic/political history of the shipyard, delving into union history, women in the industrial workforce, trauma and family.

I’ve included here a short excerpt from Scene One.

You can download it here:

and here:


Screen shot from Scene XIII - Bitter Air
Screen Shot from Scene X - Bitter Air
On-site users listening to Bitter Air
Screen Shot from Scene I - Bitter Air
Screen Shot from Scene V - Bitter Air