Our increasingly dark days make for fine viewing of Taking Time, the latest exhibition on Surrey Urban Screen.
The images run daily from 30 minutes after sunset to midnight, on the west wall of Chuck Bailey rec centre (13458 107A Ave., in North Surrey).
Josh Hite's Repeats and Attempts is one of four video works in the Taking Time exhibit, which continues until Jan. 6.
Hite, a Vancouver-based artist, worked with 23 skaters and riders wearing a GoPro camera at Chuck Bailey Youth Park, to give viewers a first-person sense of the thrills.
Hite focused on the repetitive rhythms that emerged from the riders' actions. With the camera on their bodies acting like a magnifying glass to their movements, the large-scale projection on Surrey Urban Screen maximizes the close-up experience, giving viewers a sense of their actual series of attempts in the plaza and bowl.
Taking Time focuses ideas of the commute, routine, activity and small acts. Hite's work is among four time-based works in the exhibit, which also involves looping sequences crafted by artists Julie Andryev, Mark Lewis, Gabriela Vanga and Mircea Cantor.
Surrey Urban Screen is an outreach venue of Surrey Art Gallery. The venue can be viewed by SkyTrain between the Gateway and Surrey Central stations, as well as from surrounding high-rise apartments and the rec centre's youth park. It is considered Canada's largest permanent, non-commercial outdoor projection venue, and was made possible by the City of Surrey Public Art Program. More details are online at www.surreyurbanscreen.ca.
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