Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (2008)
© Stan Douglas. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York
A large-scale print of this photo appears in the show “Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video.” The show, featuring over 100 recent works by 34 artists from 18 countries, is on view through January 17, 2010 at the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd St., New York, NY.
“Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (2008)” is from Stan Douglas’s project “Humor, Irony, and the Law,” in which the artist re-stages historic moments of unrest in his native Vancouver. This particular image recreates a scene at a Vancouver horse track in 1955 using models dressed in period clothing selected to match the look of color film at that time. The models were photographed between takes while they were off guard. This image is composed of 30 separate shots.