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OFFSITE: MADEIN COMPANY

Calm

April 25 to September 29, 2013
Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery
Curated by Diana Freundl, Assistant Curator

Calm breathed life and ambiguity into a pile of bricks. Although at first the work appeared to be nothing more
than debris from a demolition, upon further inspection viewers might have noticed the ruins begin to slowly
move — so subtly that it was barely visible. With Calm, MadeIn Company created a fiction that prompted viewers
to reconsider issues of perception. As implied in its title, the work alluded to the stillness that follows a disaster,
while simultaneously embodying the threat of latent and imminent danger that precedes a proverbial storm.
The piece’s ambiguity questioned ways of observing, believing and understanding facts, reminding us that truth
is not always what it seems.

ARTISTS: MadeIn Company

Offsite is funded by the City of Vancouver through the Public Art Program. The Gallery recognizes Ian Gillespie,
President, Westbank; Ben Yeung, President, Peterson Investment Group; and the residents of Shangri-La for
their support of this space.
Visionary Partner: Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
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