RED RANT

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A project by Gabor Stark & Emilio Koutsoftides, 2017

The performative sculpture presents an open platform for free speech. Members of the public are invited to climb onto the augmented lifeguard station and to have their say: to shout at the waves, or to preach at the beach, to declare their position, or to rail and rant at Toronto. With its megaphone and perforated metal skin, the anthropomorphic tribune amplifies the visual and acoustic presence of the speakers. A punching bag, imprinted with the world’s first punch bag poem*, provides an additional opportunity for physical stress relief. The folded metal ribbons clatter against each other in the wind and even when not occupied the structure doesn’t stop to make noise. The accumulated sound of aeolian and human voices spreads out across the winter beach: a gift by and to the community.

Competition entry: WinterStations 2018, Toronto, Canada

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*RIOT IN TORONTO

 

I RAN TO TORONTO

TO RANT IN TORONTO

 

TO TORONTO

TO RANT O

RANT

 

TO TORONTO TO RANT

TO RANT AT TORONTO

 

TO RANT O

TORONTO

RANT

 

TO TORONTO I RAN TO

RAN RED IN TORONTO

I RAN TO TORONTO

TO RANT

 

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TO RANT O

TO RANT AT

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RED RANT

 

 

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