The Blue Cabin

June 15 – July 28, 2018
Artist Talk, Conversation, Exhibition, Opening/Launch

About the Program

When Jeremy Borsos and his wife, Sus, took on the remediation of the Blue Cabin, we at grunt never expected what would eventually come out of it! Using historical materials, they took the structure apart, methodically cleaned every inch, and replaced the rotted out bits. They insulated the walls and fixed the floor. Essentially, they treated it as an archaeological site, collecting its history in scraps of newspapers and mouse nests and, in an archival process, painstakingly saved what remained. The humble structure revealed itself slowly over the six-month period of the restoration and culminated – when they took up the floor – in the discovery of almost 40 posters that had been put there in 1927 to prevent the floor from squeaking. In this exhibition, the Borsos’ present a body of work that documents this journey, while providing us a history of the cabin before Al Neil and Carole Itter’s tenancy, and offering us new insights into the earlier inhabitants— squatters, and marine workers on the foreshore.

This exhibition was also accompanied by a speaker series:
June 20, 2018: Artist talk with Jeremy Borsos
June 28, 2018: Daniel Francis | Squat City: A Brief History of Squatting Around Burrard Inlet
July 7, 2018: Carole Itter in conversation with Krista Lomax
July 12, 2018: Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, The Foreshore
July 19, 2018: The Blue Cabin Project


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