COVERING UP, 2008 - 2010
installation and performance
Covering Up was a collaboration between Pierre-Andre Sonolet and Lois Klassen that invited residents of Vancouver to stage disruptions during their city's exceptional moment. Begun at the height of preparations for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, this project invited individuals to use their domestic fabrics (bedding, curtains) as instruments of obstruction. A gesture of resistance, these individual and group cover ups materialized a playful and personal mimicry of the visual and political disruptions and obstructions that formed the everyday in Vancouver, BC.
This participatory element of Covering Up was presented as a street projection on the windows of Centre A (2 West Hastings Ave) during the World Tea Party on February 19, 2010.