Trading

Trading

Ross Miurhead, Trading, 1988
Location:
Burrard, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Muirhead, Ross
Text author(s): 
Muirhead, Ross
Installation year: 
1988
Remarks on location: 

Bus shelter on the Southwest Corner of Burrard at Robson Streets

Description: 

Photography in a bus shelter

Text of the artwork: 

Stock Sales High Low Ch’ge

Gibi alerti  3500      18 18           18

Globai dat ¡   27        27      -3

Globl strt a  15½     15½

GMN gspi ¡ 100         100

Gld seekr ¡  14     15  +4

Gold star i 9     9         -1

Gld texas ¡ 850         400         +50

Gld medal ¡  25   25

Goldbelt 31900    99    90   99   +9

Goldbrae ¡  230600   25    +5

Goldn bnd  5000  85

Gldn eye ¡  500

Gldn hope  3000      90           -5

Goldn lion ¡        10000    50

Gldn nv ¡  14400  70           -10

Golden pr ¡   3000    65

Golden pyr 3000      21 21           21

Gldn quail 2000 35           35           35           -6

Gldn quen ¡ 100         200         200         200         -10

Gldn rim ¡ 5712      35           35           35

Gldn sev ¡ 10000    81           80           80

Gldn sevii ¡  1500      76           76           76           +3

Gld sitka ¡   9336      90           85           90

Text theme: 
Stock list
Artwork theme: 
Illegal act of insider trading, commentary on the public sphere (by means of private advertising in public space) within the city of Vancouver, urbanization, deconstruction of opposing ideologies in the public realm, multiplicity of public discourse, street audience issues.
History: 

Negotiating with the City of Vancouver, a double-sided bus shelter advertising display case was secured at the Southwest corner of Burrard and Robson Streets, between February 29 and June 13, 1988. Participating artists produced new work specific to the conditions of the project and exhibited for five consecutive three-week periods.

Trading by Ross Muirhead and Squid the most intelligent of the invertebrates by Don Gill are set simultaneously on the front and back of the bus shelter's advertising case.

Event: Adverse Practices

March 21-April 11, 1988
Event date(s): 
1988
Document(s): 

Adverse Practises (Practises Zealously Pursued Pass Into Habits)

Culley, Peter (1988).  Adverse Practises (Practises Zealously Pursued Pass Into Habits). Vancouver : The Vancouver Association for Noncommercial Culture, p. 16