Crowd Shyness

Koh, Germaine. Crowd Shyness. Vancouver, BC: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, 2020.

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Abstract (English)

"In crown shyness, trees grow with distinct space between their crowns to avoid spreading pests, to avoid damaging their own fragile tips and to leave room for their peers. They make small, individual sacrifices for collective health. These natural processes are analogous to societies making adaptations rooted in mutual care: “crowd shyness” as a form of conscious citizenship.

Guided by a vision of collective care, artist Germaine Koh has been working alongside Belkin staff to workshop a comprehensive approach to public interaction." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Artists' publications > Multiples
All Contributors: Koh, Germaine (Author)
Dossier: 410 - KOH, GERMAINE
Collation: Face Mask ; 1 enveloppe 15 cm x 22 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia
Artists: Koh, Germaine
Event Title: Germaine Koh : Crowd Shyness
Location: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Dates: 8 July 2020 - 1 January 2021
Copyright Statement: Germaine Koh
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Includes a face mask, two PM2.5 filters, and two rubber ties.
Fabricated on Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Deposited by: Artexte Stagiaire
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 15:05
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 18:49
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