"Shared Spaces", Micaelee Hanson, 2012, 02:11
“Shared Spaces” aims to illustrate the natural and environmentally sensitive portion of Jericho Park, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Different animal species, and the positive impact they have on the environment is explored while the negative effects of humans are expressed through images of manmade interventions and sounds interrupting the natural soundscape. Music guides the video, adding an emotional quality while tying the individual clips together into an exploratory narrative. This small wetland has many ecological values, all noted in the David Suzuki Foundations "Natural Capital in BC’s Lower Mainland" initiative. Carbon absorption, water filtration and flood protection are just a few of the values that make Jericho an asset to the community. Unfortunately these values are at risk due to the encroaching construction of urban city spaces. As we seek more recreational environments in natural spaces, conflict arises between those natural spaces and developed recreational areas. This work will be shown as part of the exhibition "Natural Capital" at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum, Steveston, BC., Dec, 3, 2012 to the end of April, 2013.