The Quebec-based trio BGL present a multi- component performance to enchant and engage the public. Their project includes a handmade carrousel constructed of recycled crowd barriers and metal fences attached to an old timey Calgary lamp post. The carrousel is activated by audiences who also have the opportunity to ride the sculpture, as well as by acrobatic Parkour athletes who will perform complex and exciting maneuvers on and around the carrousel.
About the Artist
Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière are BGL. For over a decade BGL has created sculptures, prints, installations and situations that critique the commercialization of contemporary culture – often using humour as their primary weapon to leave viewers fascinated and uncomfortable at the same time. Intrigued by the often arbitrary value attached to everyday objects and human interaction, BGL intervenes to question relationships to the Natural through the culture of commerce. Whether simulating and deconstructing the real, or appropriating and juxtaposing recycled materials, BGL sets out to unhinge the limits of the art-viewing process.