Monday, September 28, 2009

city benches FOR RENT

the FOR RENT signs were adhered to over 200 benches around vancouver in the last month.
only a handful remain intact today. the project will resume in the near future ;)
these signs are intended as a commentary on the city's homelessness crisis and lack of affordable housing.
the homeless and street populations in the smaller pockets of the city have become quite familiar with me and my work and approach me often to shoot the shit. i put this idea past many of them for their take on it and pondered for months, with reservations about offending the people i'm trying to speak for. many of them excitedly pushed me to do it, i think i just needed to know that it wouldn't do more harm than good.