Reece Terris

Reece Terris
Triumph of the Technocrat


A local artist whose work alters the expected experiential qualities of a place or object through an amplification or shift in the primary function of an original design.

  • Vancouver-based
  • Past projects include: a six-storey apartment building temporarily installed in the rotunda of the Vancouver Art Gallery, a pedestrian wooden bridge connecting two residential homes, and an architectural false front added to the existing false front of an artist-run centre

This new public artwork is to be constructed entirely from reclaimed wooden girders salvaged from the demolished St. John’s Church that had once existed at the site. 

The piece would literally take the form of the “placeholders” sculpture depicted in the 3D model of the future development. This work would make physically tangible the relationship between ideation & fabrication as related to the production of art through a reversal of the roles of the artist and the art producer or fabricator. Making visible the unseen mechanistic process of development and land speculation impacting the surrounding community. The sculpture would self-reflexively critique its own development and process of creation, and draw parallels between the role and complicity of all players involved in the development process.