May 17 - August 9, 2013

"Please Stare"

May 17th - August 9th

Regina Launch
May 17th, 7:00-11:00 at Neutral Ground
Click here for tickets for a tour of the billboards on a party bus.

Saskatoon Launch
May 18th, 7:00-10:00 at The Hollows
Hosted by AKA Gallery

Please Stare is a unique public art project presented by Neutral Ground and Soil Digital Media Suite.

Throughout Regina and Saskatoon silent video art has been surreptitiously planted amongst digital billboards. Following the same format as—and placed amongst—other advertisements, these videos comment on the nature of advertisement and public visual space. The Artists in Please Stare draw parallels between adculture and artistic production by playfully adopting and critiquing the psychosocial aesthetics of the ad.

Featuring seven of Canada's most engaging video artists:

Dana Claxton
Dominique Rey
Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins
Jon Sasaki
Kelly Mark
Lee Henderson

Curated by John G. Hampton

Additional technical assistance provided to the artists by Western Front, Trinity Square Video and Video Pool.

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts with the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Sask Culture, City of Regina, Sask Lotteries.
Co-sponsored by Canada Digital Billboard Network.

Regina Billboard Locations:

Saskatoon Billboard Locations: