Sneak Peek: Gun Sculpture

Created from Deactivated Weapons, Installation Reflects on Global Violence

By Amy Jo Espetveidt, Calgary Culture
May 20, 2015

Imagine a massive dark structure weighing nearly 20,000 lbs and made of deactivated weapons from around the globe. You can walk up to it and through it. You can even touch it.

What kind of impact would it leave on you, the viewer?

The thought of what these weapons have done, especially when accompanied by personal images of victims of violence, hits close to home. 

Opening this week at Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) is Gun Sculpture, a monumental and moving artwork by Alberta artists Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal.

The project sprang from wanting to build a large-scale sculpture on an important societal issue. The prevalence of violence was selected and although they worked through a lot of different themes, concepts and designs, it wasn’t until Sandra had a dream about the Gun Sculpture that it came to be.

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Mudfoot Theatre is creating a new musical, puppet theatre show inspired by David Thompson's expeditions, reimagined mythology and the Bow River.

Thompson's written accounts of his adventures by canoe in the 18th and 19th centuries are paired with the triangle of the Bow glacier, a beckoning star and a Trickster.Mudfoot hopes to find solid ground for western Canadian identity with this campaign closing on Tuesday, June 2. Feedback from a shorter, workshop performance at the Calgary One-Act Play Festival with inform the expansion and development of the play scheduled to be presented in the spring of 2016.

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