Laurance Playford-Beaudet: Under the Floorboards

April 2018

Under the Floorboards featured Emily Carr University student Laurance Playford-Beaudet’s research on the posters from 1927 discovered under the Blue Cabin floorboards during the remediation. Laurance created a series of six (six) well-researched blog and social media posts that delved into the histories of the now vanished Vancouver theatres featured on the posters, as well as the advertised productions and the actors who starred in them. She also experimented with sound, creating short audio and video works that personified the found posters, imagining what they might have heard as they rested under the cabin’s floorboards.