Ioco / Belcarra Cottages / Port Moody – 2019

The video installation Ioco / Belcarra Cottages / Port Moody was completed in February 2018. This installation is designed to be displayed on three separate screens accompanied by a 21-minute art sound composition. This installation is being currently exhibited in … Continue reading

Vis-à-vis / Face to Face – 2018

En français (text in English below) L’œuvre Vis-à-vis / Face to Face créée durant la résidence d’artiste Contextualisation organisée par Réseau Nord-Ouest et financée par Patrimoine canadien et le Conseil des arts du Canada a été présentée en novembre 2018 … Continue reading

Night Language

While looking like evocative abstract drawing, the tar calligraphy of Night Language reminds us of the wearing out of a manufactured substance that is part of our daily lives in an industrial world. We manufacture tar to temporarily repair the … Continue reading


CAUTION tape is a powerful symbol, causing us to detour around a site, despite the absence of human authority. This CAUTION has entered our subconscious, with its connotation of warning and danger, but do we even bother reading the words? … Continue reading

Giants Leap / À pas de géants

The 54-minute documentary Giants Leap/ À pas de géants, collaboration with filmmaker Lynsey Hamilton, is a diverse portrait of a changing neighbourhood, Vancouver Downtown South, raising questions of progress, heritage preservation, housing and culture, and it represents the changing values … Continue reading

Almost Gone, Remains of Cannery Villages

Almost Gone, Remains of Cannery Villages is a multi-media collage of photographs, video sequences, interviews and soundtrack. This 26-minute production evokes the essence of abandonment of the canning industry on the central and northern BC coasts, where the remains of … Continue reading

Life of Water

PhotoSensitive organized the group show Life of Water with the works of 100 Canadian photographers and presented two large prints from Florence Debeugny’s photo essay Prepare to Stop which addresses the connection between the very dry summer of 2005 in Metro … Continue reading

Speaking Words of Wisdom

Three photographs collected from the Vancouver urban environment were brought together to play with the meaning of words and displayed in the group show Speaking Words of Wisdom, curated by Katherine Polgrain, at the Havana Art Gallery in Vancouver in … Continue reading


Twenty prints of industrial subjects, photographed through mesh, plastic and glass, were presented in 3 different solo shows and 2 group shows. The varying depths of field creating optical effects  suggest a parallel between the subjectivity of photography and the … Continue reading

Event Magazine

Cover page, photograph Yellow stairs
Event Magazine
31/3, winter 2003










In 2002 and 2003, Florence Debeugny assembled photographs with found objects. Rusty Pipe was displayed in the Deterioration exhibition at Galiano Art Gallery in 2002. The 18″x28″ photograph was mounted 2 inches away from a rusty metal grid and hanging on … Continue reading


34 prints from the Deterioration series, details of passage of time in urban and industrial environments were exhibited at: – Art Rental and Sales, Vancouver Art Gallery, rental of some prints, from 2006 to 2010 – Langham Cultural Centre Gallery, … Continue reading

Installation for collector

After seeing the installation At the Edge of Wilderness, an art collector commissioned an artwork from Florence Debeugny. She selected 9 photographs from the 400 slides projected during the installation and assembled the 9 large prints in a 3 ft. … Continue reading

Geist Magazine

The featured article, “Industrial Ghosts,” presents the installation At the Edge of Wilderness, coordinated by the Western Front and exhibited at the Vancouver Ironworks in September 2000. Nineteen of the installation’s 400 photographs are published in the article. The article’s … Continue reading

At the Edge of Wilderness

A collaboration with Hildegard Westerkamp, soundscape composer, resulted in a 400-slide, five-projector soundtracked installation entitled At the Edge of Wilderness. This installation, curated by the Western Front, explored the interaction of nature with the remains of some abandoned British Columbia mining … Continue reading

Soundscape Journal

Cover page photo and inside photo
, the Journal of Acoustic Ecology
Volume 1, Number 2, Winter 2000

Cover design by Robert MacNevin


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