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Brawl - Bright Light
Brawl - Bright Light
Brawl - Bright Light
Brawl - Bright Light
Brawl - Bright Light
Carrall and Keefer Streets
Andy Livingstone Park
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Socially engaged art
City of Vancouver
Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program - Bright Light
Description of work

Two hour performance (temporary)

Artist statement
Artspeak presents Brawl, a new performance work by the Vancouver artist collective Norma. The performance will occur on Andy Livingstone Field, dramatically lit by lights normally used for sporting events. The field is located off Carrall Street, in view of GM Place and other Olympic venues. Tying in ideas of sport and spectacle at the crossroads of contrasting areas of the city, Brawl highlights the fine line between violence and theatre. By extending the collective's interest in exploring group identity, public space, and collective behaviour, their choreographed and scripted performance includes texts and actions drawn from historical archives, film, and popular culture. Norma’s work troubles the defining actions of fan and protestor, peacekeeper and instigator. Norma’s past work draws from diverse sources, including visual and performance art histories, and social behaviour. The collective members are Vanessa Kwan, Diana Lopez Soto, Josh Neelands, Christy Nyiri, Pietro Sammarco, Erica Stocking, and Kara Uzelman. All members of Norma are undergraduates of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now Emily Carr University) and have individual art practices.
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