Deadhead, the Bomfords
A co-presentation with Presentation House Gallery
In the summer of 2012, Vancouver-based artist Cedric Bomford in collaboration with his father Jim Bomford (a retired engineer), and brother Nathan Bomford (an artist and builder), began construction on a large-scale installation in a purpose-built studio located on the False Creek Flats. Conceived as a structure to be mounted on a barge, towed by tug, and moored at different locations, Deadhead interprets the ecological, architectural, and industrial histories of Vancouver’s regional waterways. Intended to be boarded and explored, this floating sculpture is designed to function as a multipurpose social space, which through its evolving activities, will be accessible to a diversity of publics. In the spring of 2013, the piece will be transported to, installed, and launched in the Burrard Inlet to begin an undetermined duration of life on the water – a floating future dependent upon the curiousity and vision of host coastal communities.