Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

15 reinstalled & 17

15 reinstalled - jerm IX
V-TARP The Vancouver Transit Adspace Re-appropriation Project - Installation 15 (re-installed) - jerm IX

17 jerm IX & SueMe
V-TARP The Vancouver Transit Adspace Re-appropriation Project - Installation 17 - jerm IX & SueMe

Installations 13, 14, 16 & the epic failure of Installation 15

Installation 13 - Len Cowgill & jerm IX
V-TARP The Vancouver Transit Adspace Re-appropriation Project - Installation 13 - Len Cowgill & jerm IX

Installation 14 - basco5, starheadboy & jerm IX
V-TARP The Vancouver Transit Adspace Re-appropriation Project - Installation 14 -  basco5, starheadboy & jerm IX


The epic failure of Installation 15 - jerm IX

Up until installation 15, we have encountered happy transit riders, usually smiling , laughing or ignoring us. Unbenounced to me, as i was installing this I'm not lovin' it piece beside a mcdonalds ad, a man stomped up behind me and pushed my wife ninja IX out of his way. he began to rant as he tore the piece down, all the while i was photographing. i ripped the piece back from his hands and exited the train, only to hear from ninja that he pushed her violently and hurt her leg. It's probably a good thing that i was oblivious to this until after the fact or the situation would have really deteriorated. anyway, the piece is ready to go up again.
As an after thought, this was a positive experience. After all the point of V-TARP is to create or continue the dialogue around the use of public space. That angry man was passionate and aggressive, which made everyone on the train take notice of both of our actions. Almost everyone else was smiling and clearly had no problem with my sign install. As i exited the train, i yelled out proudly..."Long live public art!"




Installation 16 - jerm IX
V-TARP The Vancouver Transit Adspace Re-appropriation Project - Installation 16 - jerm IX