Bitter Air

Bitter Air

Bitter Air Bitter Air was created after months of intense research at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives. The documents, photographs and oral histories were used, not only to provide the historical backdrop for the work, but in some cases actually found their way...
Underwater Chinatown

Underwater Chinatown

Underwater Chinatown A large part of the process of creating Underwater Chinatown was in researching historical documents related to Cantonese opera and Cantonese opera houses in Vancouver from the 1890s to the 1920s. Deanne Achong and I visited numerous local...
Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts

Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts

Lulu Sweet: A Gold Rush Tale in 8 Acts  As part of the public art commission for the City of Richmond (BC, Canada), Faith Moosang and Deanne Achong initiated original research into the mythology of how the main island of Richmond received its name – Lulu. Of the...
The Archive of Abandonment

The Archive of Abandonment

The Archive of Abandonment  A new blog that looks at my large collection of found photographic albums, lantern slides, glass plates, tintypes, daguerrotypes, ambrotypes and 1 ferrotype.  The collection includes over 200 albums and over 1000 singular images. It was...
Research for Stan Douglas

Research for Stan Douglas

Research for Stan Douglas Researcher for Canadian artist Stan Douglas.  This research was brought to bear on these projects:Klatsassin (2006) http://fonderiedarling.org/en/klatsassin.htmlAbbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971...