I Spy a City- Surrey Art Gallery | Kids Out and About Vancouver

I Spy a City- Surrey Art Gallery

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Riffing on the children’s game of “I spy,” Flavourcel’s project for UrbanScreen captures different sights from across Whalley and the broader Surrey region in animated form. The collective invites you to “spy” the things that connect with you: nearby shop facades, local ingredients, Surrey wildlife, popular sports, and more. Spinning SkyTrains soar over dancing streetlights, smashed skateboards, and swimming salmon, while pagodas, volleyball nets, and satellite dishes shiver and spin. The coldness of concrete and metal contrasts with the warmth of parks, food, and nature. Working with rotating and looping animations, Flavourcel seeks to create pockets of life and connection within the social context of Surrey.

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Over the course of the exhibition, different members of the collective will re-mix I Spy a City, adding new animations while reconfiguring others, ensuring that there will be plenty of surprises in store for repeat visitors to UrbanScreen. The selected animations cover a range of style and content, all connected in their charming, surreal, or cerebral imagining of micro narratives, fantastic characters, and surprising re-configurations of ordinary materials and processes.

Join the artists for an in-person artist talk at Surrey Art Gallery on September 18.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Gallery has released a series of free instructional videos as part of its Art Together series of art programming. Members of Flavourcel show viewers how to make their own animations at home.

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Surrey Art Gallery


13750 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3W 3L1


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