Leah Snyder of The L. Project writes on Ace’s work, Bandolier Bag for Alain Brosseau (2017), included in Carbon + Light at the OAG.
In Bandolier for Alain Brosseau, a motion activated digital tablet embedded in the centre of the bag becomes the portal through which the story of Alain’s tragic death is conveyed. I have watched people pause to watch and read through the entire set of slides. In an ‘insta’ world, this type of attention given to a work is rare, an almost impossible feat. Barry’s technique of embedded tablets succeeds as an effective way of commemorating and conveying the difficult histories that are part of our urban spaces.
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