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The Room Would be Good Enough for the Time She Had to Stay


The Vancouver Art Gallery

Mark Hansen

Ben Rubin

Role: Lead Artist

The room would be good enough for the time she had to stay is a dynamic data portrait of the modern hotel.


The project imagines the narratives of well-known characters from famous pieces of literature if they had stayed in the various hotels. By inserting a human layer, the data narrative attempts to understand the hotel as a lived experience.

Commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery for the Grand Hotel exhibition, an exhibition that explores the evolution of the hotel from a utilitarian structure to a cultural institution.

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