Little Mountain is a two channel video work to be installed in such a way that the viewer will encounter the first part before seeing the second.
The first part (5’ 23” loop) consists of a single long pan and the return to the starting point. It shows a city owned housing estate in Vancouver. All the dwellings have been boarded up in preparation for demolition. Despite this the grass is being cut and edges trimmed by city workers.
The second video (8’ 35” loop) consists entirely of photographs and centres on demonstrations held to protest this demolition in particular and the demands for social housing (i.e. affordable rents) in general. It touches on the vulnerability of minorities groups and the agency of artists in the process of gentrification.