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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
Field
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Civic
2010
Socially engaged art
No longer in place
City of Vancouver
Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program - Bright Light
Description of work

Two hour performance (temporary)

Artist statement

Artspeak presented Brawl, a new performance work by the Vancouver artist collective Norma. The performance occurred on Andy Livingstone Field, dramatically lit by lights normally used for sporting events.

Tying in ideas of sport and spectacle at the crossroads of contrasting areas of the city, Brawl highlighted 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 included 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. 

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