Canada / 5:39 / 2019 / sound / colour / English text on screen
Views From Home: Facing North is a short video first shown as part of Edie Steiner's lens-based exhibition at Gallery 44 Members Space in 2014. The project explores the changing view from her home on the Toronto waterfront from 2004 to late 2019 and is a record of rapid urban development over multiple seasons. The work began as an analogue photographic project on medium format film and later transformed into video recordings, gradually changing from analogue to digital processes over the years of the recordings. Central to the frame is the site of Fort York, which gradually disappears from view as the years of construction unfold. Some key historical moments are cited with on-screen text. Audio is ambient music with sound effects.