Andy Livingstone Field will feature Brawl, a staged two-hour evening performance by the artist collective NORMA, dramatically lit by field lights normally used for sporting events. Tying in ideas of sport and spectacle at the crossroads of two contrasting areas of the city, Brawl will highlight the fine line between violence and theatre. Extending the collective’s interest in exploring group identity, public space and collective behaviour, their choreographed and scripted performance will include texts and actions.
NORMA’s work draws from diverse sources, including visual and performance art histories, popular culture, and social behavior.
Vancouver based collective NORMA 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 all have individual practices.
NORMA’s work often deals with aspects of group identity and draws from diverse sources, including visual and performance art histories, popular culture, and social behaviour. NORMA’s performance, installation, and text works have been exhibited/performed in Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Access Gallery, LIVE Biennale of Performance Art, the PuSH Festival, grunt gallery, Front Magazine, and in a 2003 group exhibition/public project at Artspeak entitled Expect Delays.
Where: Andy Livingstone Field, Carrall St. and Keefer St. (Google map)
When: Wed, February 24, 7 to 9pm