Deadhead: Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford (2015)
Edited by Lorna Brown
Texts by Barbara Cole, Jen Weih, and Kimberly Phillips; photographs by Cedric Bomford, Nathan Bomford, Barbara Cole, Maegan Hill-Carroll, Michael Love, Philip Nee Nee, David Peters, Bob Ross, Rachel Topham, and Karen Zalamea
Co-published by Burrard Arts Foundation and Other Sights for Artists’ Projects
The Deadhead publication presents a rich visual narrative of an ambitious sculptural project by the Bomfords that leads the reader through phases of early research, studio production, installation, life on the water, and final deconstruction. Mounted to a barge and towed to different locations during the summer of 2014, this large-scale installation acted as a curious marine outpost asserting a presence that both troubled and delighted. In amongst paddleboats, pleasure craft, passenger ferries, cruise ships, freighters, and barges stacked high with global commodities, Deadhead introduced art as valuable cargo within a constantly changing flotilla of economic exchange. As a platform from which cultural activities unfolded, Deadhead hosted a lively program of events including weekly open houses, film screenings, workshops, choir performances, and a series of improvisational sunset performances.
Other Sights gratefully acknowledges the support of Burrard Arts Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, and private donors for this publication.
112 pages, soft cover
26.7 x 24 cm