January 25 to 28 2007
Robson and Hornby Street
Artist Talk: January 24 (ECIAD)
Presentation: FUSE Event, January 26 (Vancouver Art Gallery)
Workshop: January 28 (Vancouver Art Gallery)
Attack #15 consisted of a Sports Utility Vehicle, which had been installed on a city street, still fuming from its destruction. Inside, an audio-visual manifesto played continuously. This hyper-realistic scene and the accompanying video incriminated-all at once- the automobile industry, consumers and governments. The audience-passersby-were engaged in a "destabilizing and unequivocal experience whose graphic violence will heighten the public's awareness of the perverse effects of the veneration of these gas-guzzling, power-hungry vehicles." Since Attentat #10, the Attacks have been accompanied by the distribution of Citizen's Statement of Offence.
ATSA (Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable) is an organization founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy to create urban interventions: installations, performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the two artists. Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape and restore the citizen's place in the public realm, depicting it as a political space open to discussion and societal debates. ATSA promotes an open, active and responsible vision of artists as citizens contributing to the sustainable development of their society.
In collaboration with the PUSH Festival
Special thanks to the Vancouver Art Gallery