The White Elephant


This is an installation proposal for Pacific Centre in Vancouver, BC. The concept is based on an English idiom, “Elephant in the room" which is an expression referring to an awkward social situation or taboo subject that is common knowledge but nobody wants to discuss or engage with.

The application for this project has been successful and will go ahead in May 2011. In the beginning, a white crate will be installed to create curiosity and anticipation. The exhibit consists of an abstracted elephant sculpture which plays back previously recorded "Elephant in the room" stories generated by an online community.

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