Jeffery Chong is a media artist and film conservator living on the occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. As a film conservator he has worked at the Vancouver Archives, and is currently at the Nikkei National Museum. Jeffery’s media art focuses on local and family history. His films have screened at festivals across North America. He holds a BFA from Concordia University.
2017, 7 min, 16mm colour film
Kingsway’s design dates to the golden age of the automobile when the route was once the only highway into Vancouver, but now its monumental scale contrasts with the human scale of family neighbourhoods and storefronts. Architectural signs and symbols overpower the foreground evoking the automotive scale, but present-day buildings and spaces reflect a changing vernacular as portrayed by the street’s soundscape and the road’s new sense of place.