Password

Password

Location:
Governor's Tower, Yaletown Edge, 1300 block Pacific Boulevard , Vancouver, BC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Storey, Alan
Text author(s): 
Storey, Alan
Installation year: 
1994
Remarks on location: 

Between Homer and Drake Streets; installed on 3 exhaust vents from the underground parkade, adjacent to sidewalk

Description: 

Four sets of four letters rotate to form random words. The stainless letters are installed on the three exhaust vents from the underground parkade and spin with the air flow coming out of the exhaust fans of an underground residential parkade. The letters randomly spell out words, and with the title, imply the possibility of a password that will break the separation between public and private space.

Text of the artwork: 

[activity: group of words # 1]

work
rest
play

[architecture: combining words # 2]

post
beam
door
wall

[public space: group of words # 3]

city
park
yard

[time: group of words # 4]

wind
rain

Text theme: 
Activity, architecture, public space; weather
Artwork theme: 
Boundary between public space and private space
History: 
Model prepared in 1992. Artwork completed in 1994.
Note(s): 

Sponsoring Organization: Concord Pacific Group Inc. Private development.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnbw8lTzzjg&feature=player_embedded

Owner(s): 
City of Vancouver