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Beach Bodies : Terraforming and Formal Terror at Wreck Beach Schipper, Jeremy Joseph


In a narrative of Vancouver’s Wreck (Ulksen) Beach, Beach Bodies synthesizes historical events and projected futures to call attention to the vast networks and local actors that coalesce to shape our “natural” landscapes and their potential embodiments in a new era. The project positions the beach as the site of confluence for numerous interrelated material flows -- namely those of sand, timber, and plastic -- and unearths their residual cultural and spatial impacts. Beach Bodies is a celebration of all that is transgressive, and seeks to shift our understanding of what constitutes a natural and authentic body.

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