'Coopers Mews' by Alan Storey

Taking it’s source elements from the railway and cooperage that used to inhabit the area in the early twentieth century, the art work starts with a galvanized steel track that runs overhead and wanders through the tall buildings between Pacific Boulevard and the False Creek seawall west of the Cambie Street bridge. Cement and wood planks are interspersed with grass to create a walkway underneath the overhead track. The planks are reminiscent of a winding keyboard. The overhead track ends at the False Creek side with a row of 5 wooden barrels lined up like on an assembly line. Below the barrels is a board walk of 12 segments. Stepping on each board distinctly will cause steam to be forced through the barrels and out one side, creating a sound like a calliope on which you can play a tune. The sound harkens back to other times in relation to the contemporary sounds of the city which surround the piece.
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