Memorandoms

James Nizam


In Memorandoms, James Nizam’s photographs focus on the former Little Mountain Housing Project–the oldest public housing development in Vancouver–recently demolished to make way for a higher-density combination of market condominiums and social housing. Over the course of several months, Nizam documented a series of ephemeral sculptures that he constructed from accumulations of remnants such as doors, drawers, shelves, and various other architectural furnishings. Within these images, the sculptural figure comes to life, introducing the idea that through the performance of transformative, memorializing gestures, loss can be reanimated with purpose and meaning.