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Some very large inflatable white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, have been invading festivals around the world. The bunnies of Intrude stand tall yet relaxed at 7m high and appear to be quite at home in their new patch.

Why rabbits?

Rabbits in artist Amanda Parer’s native Australia are an out of control pest, leaving a trail of ecological destruction wherever they go and defying attempts at eradication. First introduced by white settlers in 1788 they have caused a great imbalance to the countries endemic species. The rabbit also is an animal of contradiction.

They represent the fairytale animals from our childhood – a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields. Intrude deliberately evokes this cutesy image, and a strong visual humour, to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages in the work. They are huge, the size referencing “the elephant in the room”, the problem, like our environmental impact, big but easily ignored.  

Dates

Intrude ARTS BROOKFIELD Four city USA TOUR

NEW YORK:
Sunday, April 17 – Saturday, April 30
Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street)

HOUSTON:  
Monday, May 9 – Saturday, May 14
1600 Smith Street

LOS ANGELES: 
Sunday, June 5 – Saturday, June 11
Installation spans three Brookfield properties:
Bank of America Plaza (333 South Hope Street) and Wells Fargo Center (330 South Hope Street) on Bunker Hill; and FIGat7th (735 South Figueroa Street) in Downtown LA

DENVER:   
Two weekends, two locations
June 17-19 and 23-26
1801 California Street
Republic Plaza (370 17th Street)

Lumina Festival, Portugal
9 – 11 Sept 2016

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis USA
18 – 22, 25 – 29 January 2017

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