236 Pender St East,
Colin Campbell, production still from the video Shango Botanica, 1977. Courtesy of Vtape, Toronto.
Until 28 January 2023
07 September–26 November 2022
T. +1 604.683.7395
05 December–16 January, 2010
Curated by: Paul Kajander
A project of the Helen Pitt Gallery
Michael Jones’ new installation consists of a short, narrative 16mm film projection in which the artist is cast as Police officer. Set in the Vancouver Multicultural Society’s administrative offices, Jones’ character is seen responding to a disturbance call. As he inspects the premises, the objects, artworks and publicity material associated with officially sanctioned notions of Canadian multiculturalism become the focus of his investigation. Presented alongside a series of posters and sculptures drawn from and responding to the Multicultural Society’s archives, Jones’ new work explores the complex relationship between image, otherness, authority and security.
Michael James Jones was born in Canada in 1980. From 1999-2003 he attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, obtaining a B.F.A in Media Arts and Digital Technologies. He later received an M.F.A in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art, in London, U.K. He currently works in Vancouver.