Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

I came across a smoking, bunt-out wreck of a car on the sidewalk outside the Vancouver Art Gallery the other day. It looked like one of those wrecks one often sees on news about war zones far from our placid shores. While gawkers like myself looked at it and tried to figure out where exactly the smoke was coming from, a little black and white television inside (presumably a better one would have ended up missing fairly quick) blared news reports of SUVs’ impact on the environment.

The installation was the creation of L’Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable, a provocative art group sniping at the war-for-oil strategy of the United States government and society’s out-of control consumption.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 11:56 am

    Part of the display is a bunch of bottles of pop and water partially filled to demonstrate some point or another about oil production.

    What’s the good part of this is that they’re constantly fighting off the downtown homeless population who see the bottles and want to collect them for the fortune they represent.

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