Sinking Feeling

Antonia Wright, And so with ends comes beginnings, 2019, video still. Courtesy of the artist.

Sinking Feeling

Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC - To Apr 29

by Robin Laurence

Most of the five artists in this group exhibition are based in Miami, a city described here as “ground zero” for rising sea levels owing to global climate change. Faced with the real possibility of a two-foot surge within the next 40 years, essentially drowning the city, the artists employ video and photography to express both the vulnerability they feel concerning their doomed homes and histories – and the paradox of the way Miami sells itself as a tropical paradise and tourist destination. Alarming parallels can be drawn to coastal communities worldwide.

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