7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual event will be recorded and accessible to participants for a month after the event
Closed captioning will be provided for the virtual event
Tune in to Home Edition: Behind the Scenes, where artist Jeffery Chong will share how his personal family research and profession in archives have shaped his artistic practice. He will tell the story about discovering the historic news footage of his grandfather at the CBC Archives, and its inspiration for creating this large-scale photograph on The WALL, Home Edition. While this photograph’s focal point is the television, Jeffery will also describe how and why he staged the rest of the scene with family heirlooms and household objects. He will discuss his use of large format photography and its ability to capture his family history through these minute details. Jeffery continues to photograph his grandparents’ Mid-Century Builder home with the same approach, and will share some works in progress. He remains interested in activating the public space where this artwork is displayed, and will conclude this artist talk with some prospective ideas.
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Jeffery Chong works with time-based media and photography. His practice is informed by his work as an archival film conservation technician specializing in preserving home movies. His films have exhibited across North America. Jeffery lives and works on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Instagram @chong_ka_heng Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advances the appreciation and conservation of our city’s diverse heritage places and their stories. We raise awareness of the vital contribution that heritage makes to a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable community. We host informative events and workshops, create resources about Vancouver’s history and heritage places, and provide financial and practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.