The Georgia Straight
Vancouver artist Germaine Koh asks public to help invent new sports
By Stephen Thomson, October 12, 2012
Germaine Koh wants to bring fun and games to a small park in Vancouver.
The local artist is behind the new “League” project, a free drop-in program that gives people a forum to play games and sports they have invented together.
The gatherings will be held weekly at the field house in Elm Park in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood.
“It’s a project that I’ve wanted to do for a while. I sort of proposed it in gallery situations when I’ve had exhibitions and we’ve never been able to pull it off,” Koh told the Straight by phone today (October 12).
“I’m quite interested in creating situations that bring people together in kind of open-ended, experimental ways,” she said.[...]
Koh described League as experiment to get people thinking creatively. She said its success will rely on public participation.
“It’s a kind of proposition about that we could be more playful in our everyday lives and that we could look at a lot of different situations in a playful way,” she said.
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