The Guerrilla Hearts arose out of a two year residency at an artist run window gallery in Calgary called Museo Poco (renamed the Sugar Cube). I spent this time working on the street directly outside the gallery, recording the rhythm, energy and movement of my surrounding urban environment.
As I became more and more enamoured with the dialogue I had developed with the street, I tired of passively recording it. So, in one spontaneous outburst, I chose to consciously redirect the energy I had previously been trying to record. It was with this small desire to engage and the influence of Agnes Martin (as I got out of my own way and simply responded to the inspiration) that the first Guerrilla Heart found its existence in the wall of event posters directly outside Museo Poco. The Poco Heart had a lifespan of approximately 18 hours.
Edward's Heart installation as filmed by Michal Lavi for 'Sideawalk citizen'
Edward's Heart, King Edward Hotel, currently the National Music Centre
Please click on the Guerrilla Hearts link to view the complete series.
These heart interventions continued to grow over a three year period thanks to the support of my family and friends, the AFA and Calgary 2012. Much of this was beautifully documented by my friend and marvellous filmmaker Michal Lavi. You can see a short video of the installation of Edward’s Heart at the old King Eddy below.