Live performance Oct 25th, 2012 Installation on view Oct 26-29 @ Art Toronto:
Commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Exploring concepts of fairness, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel and Geoffrey Pugen will race over hurdles that the artists have constructed for the performance. Referencing the famous scene from the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel and Geoffrey Pugen will perform and race to compete over the Olympic sprint hurdle distance of 110 meters. In their path will be placed 10 obstacles, the iconic hurdle with champagne glass resting on its edge making up half of the number, the alternating obstacles will take the form of sculptural objects created by Pugen and Neuspiel. The competition will be a best of 10 races, the winner being the first to win 6 sprints. A butler, dressed in a tuxedo, will coordinate the Champagne, referee the event and celebrate the winner.
Tibi Tibi Neuspiel and Geoffrey Pugen are also participating in “A Cast of Something Else” group exhibition opening Oct 26th at Narwhal.