Coral Short recreates the finery of the flâneur with a roving street intervention. This mysterious group resists the dreary world within each slow, fanciful step they take. These fantastical creates leisurely stroll down the streets, their eyes drinking in everything around them, transforming into beautiful vignettes, dripping with lace and velvet. Together they create a new visual language with their high dandy fashion, becoming a certain celebration, a unifying symbol in defiance of the conservative powers that be. The flâneurs and flâneuses are fascinated by all around them, as well as being a source of fascination for the public.
Artist Talk: University of Lethbridge
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 — 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coral Short was born on a beautiful island off the west coast of Canada and was raised by a lively river in the countryside where her eccentric family lived off the land. Melding nightlife with fine art, her practice casts magic spells on her audiences enabling them to understand that many fantastical realities can and do happen at any given moment. Her group work ranges from intimate collaborations to large scale interactive performances with over 500 people. Short has many beloved people, communities, and locations that she calls home. Short and her countless projects move at the speed of light; ironically she is the most still when she travels. She spends a fair amount of time dispersing her magic around the globe – in the air, on railroad tracks and highways. She lives on the edge of enchantment.