Arrangement

Experimental Canada 2013 No dialogue 0:03:26

Working with the beauty of excess – the performance artist has createda personal moment for the audience with an immense bouquet of flowers. Playing on the double meaning of the word “arrangement” the artist alludes to the unspoken and sometimes difficult arrangements we make interpersonally in the queer community. This flowery performance unfolds a slow humorous bodily transformation which leads to a somewhat surprising and tender outcome.

 

Coral Short was born on a beautiful island off the west coast of Canada and was raised by a lively river in the countryside where her eccentric family lived off the land. She spends a fair amount of time dispersing her magic around the globe – in the air, on railroad tracks and highways all the while curating and doing artist residencies. Coral has lived and created art in Asia, North America, and Europe for the last 15 years. She has many beloved people, communities, and locations that she calls home. Short and her countless projects move at the speed of light; ironically she is the most still when she travels. Coral Short est une artiste prolifique en performance, son et vidéo. Humour, fantaisie et transformation sont des composantes intégrales de sa pratique. Son travail comble le fossé entre le nightlife et les beaux-arts, en mobilisant l’imaginaire collectif de ces communautésENTITÉS?. Son travail contribue à cartographier le pouvoir et l’identité de la nouvelle génération queer. Elle réside actuellement à Montréal et New York.