Public Artwork


Jan Peacock, Bystander, 2009
Curry’s Jewellers, 100019 100th Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Peacock, Jan
Text author(s): 
Peacock, Jan
Installation year: 

A love poem is scattered across paper clippings and, from them, a gift is made by hand. Bystander involves a "performance for scanner", presented in three chapters on video monitors – with a charming epilogue.

Text of the artwork: 

We Glimpse Your Perfect Words

Text theme: 
Love poem

Here Now or Nowhere is an exhibition of temporary public artworks presented throughout downtown Grande Prairie during the month of January 2009. The exhibition is designed to animate and engage the city through the presentation of a number of free events, objects and experiences. Based on the structure of last year’s exhibition – entitled Artery – which focused on video projections in various storefronts, this year’s iteration has been expanded to include an interactive audio work, a series of newspaper projects in the Herald Tribune every Friday, a free comic book and, for 3 nights only, a special installation in which a residential house glows with the light of 50 televisions.

Event date(s): 

Here Now or Nowhere - Exhibition

Lexier, Micah (2009).  Here Now or Nowhere - Exhibition. <> : The Prairie Art Gallery

Prairie Artsters: Where’s the Here?

Fung, Amy (2009).  Prairie Artsters: Where’s the Here?. <> January 22 : Vue Weekly