Becoming The Past Of Another Time

Raymond Boisjoly

Vancouver artist Raymond Boisjoly was invited to produce a text work for The Polygon’s lower exterior windows. Often working with photography and installation, one of his primary mediums is language. With Becoming the Past of Another Time, Raymond thoughtfully reflects on how to speak to this unprecedented time of change, and the experience of everything being different and in flux. As with the unfixed meaning of the words, the reflective silver letters of this public message shift with different perspectives. Click below to listen to Raymond’s ideas informing this work.

About The Artist

A citizen of the Haida Nation, Raymond Boisjoly has an MFA from the University of British Columbia and is Assistant Professor in the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. He has exhibited widely with several solo exhibitions across Canada, and has been featured in international group exhibitions at SITElines, Santa Fe; Triangle, Marseille, France; Camera Austria, Vienna; L’avenir, Biennale de Montréal; and The Power Plant, Toronto. His work was featured at The Polygon in “Phantasmagoria” in 2012 and the inaugural exhibition “N. Vancouver”, and in 2016 he curated “Screens and Thresholds”, a group exhibition that considered the impact of mediation on the understanding of history. Raymond is represented by Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.