Seen In Vancouver #294: Fake Pool Appears In Pigeon Park At Carrall And Hastings
Reader S.H. just spied an art intervention going down in Pigeon Park and snapped this photo for us. Here’s what we could find out via organisers The Grunt Gallery…
THE PIGEON’S CLUB is an ALL-INCLUSIVE event complete with tourist iconography in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, an area where social exclusion and human suffering is among the most intense in Canada but also where there is the greatest concentration of mutual aid and frontline services. The GOs of THE PIGEON’S CLUB will greet its VIP guests between 2 and 10pm, giving voice to citizens by way of open mic, karaoke, free games and art performances promoting social interaction [...] The Pigeon’s Club is a satirical critique of the glossy, squeaky-clean view of the world championed by travel agency brochures, which extol happiness as an all-inclusive package deal. ATSA is providing its own outrageous take on the whole aesthetic of the ALL-INCLUSIVE to better pull people’s strings and stir up debate.
Because if you can’t eat cake, the least you can do is ironically pretend to swim. Oh, art.