Call for participation: Burrard Bridge Stairwell Project

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Josh Hite and Scott Billings are working on a video project in a hidden stairwell inside of the Burrard Bridge. The stairwell once allowed people to access Kits Point without having to walk an extra kilometer to the end of the bridge and back. Public access is rumored
to have lasted only a few months after the bridge opened on Canada Day in 1932. It was a desolate and secluded space, and during the Depression a few altercations occurred and the light fixtures and brass railings quickly went missing, prompting its closure.

With support from the Vancouver City Engineers, Canada Council and B.C. Arts Council, Vancouver Public Art Program, Vancouver Film School, and Camera Rentals Vancouver, the stairwell will be partially opened for the project, which involves the construction of a device to take a camera up and down the stairwell in a helical fashion, looking at both the space itself and the ideas circulating around stairwell images in cinema.

The artists are searching for interested individuals and groups to sign up to enter into the stairwell and act as extras in our project from April 18 to 22. You’ll have an opportunity to enter an incredible space, see a unique camera apparatus, and be a part of our shoot.
To participate in the project and for more information please send your name/group to Josh Hite at joshdhite@gmail.com.

More information can also be found at:
http://pricetags.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/burrard-bridge-stairwell-
project/

Josh Hite and Scott Billings are working on a video project in a
hidden stairwell inside of the Burrard Bridge. The stairwell once
allowed people to access Kits Point without having to walk an extra
kilometer to the end of the bridge and back. Public access is
rumored
to have lasted only a few months after the bridge opened on Canada
Day
in 1932. It was a desolate and secluded space, and during the
Depression a few altercations occurred and the light fixtures and
brass railings quickly went missing, prompting its closure.

With support from the Vancouver City Engineers, Canada Council
and
B.C. Arts Council, Vancouver Public Art Program, Vancouver Film
School, and Camera Rentals Vancouver, the stairwell will be partially
opened for the project, which involves the construction of a device to
take a camera up and down the stairwell in a helical fashion, looking
at both the space itself and the ideas circulating around stairwell
images in cinema.

The artists are searching for interested individuals and groups to
sign up to enter into the stairwell and act as extras in our project
from April 18 to 22. You’ll have an opportunity to enter an incredible
space, see a unique camera apparatus, and be a part of our shoot.
To
participate in the project and for more information please send your
name/group to Josh Hite at joshdhite@gmail.com.

More information can also be found at:
http://pricetags.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/burrard-bridge-stairwell-
project/