Victoria Memorial Arena (1949-2003)
Canada’s first all-concrete arena, its distinctive barrel shaped roofline, reminiscent of airplane hangers functioned as sports facility, entertainment space, and cenotaph. The deconstruction process was first in green recycling of components, (using old concrete in foundations of the new). Commissioned by the City of Victoria, Taylor’s photographs interpret the arena teardown as an artistic event.
Victoria Memorial Arena Deconstruction- triptych
Victoria Memorial Arena - Deconstruction of Memory - Manlift edge-lit led lightbox #1 17"x21"
Deconstruction of Memory - Goalies Crease, edge-lit led lightbox #2, 17"x21"
Deconstruction of Memory - Victoria Memorial Arena - From Centre Ice Press Box - 5-panel composite photograph
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