Cover Up (Bleeding Edges)
Cover Up! (Bleeding Edges) includes a looping video stream by Marshall Soules, and a live, improvised soundtrack by Marian van der Zon, Robin Davies, and Niel Scobie. In the repressed Canadian media state - where important news is slighted, glossed over, and framed by entrenched power - there is an unacknowledged, vibrant, and colourful counter-dialogue in the streets. The layered messages, over-writing and erasures provide glimpses of a culture seeking to find a revised way forward. In the “virtual geography of the weird media event” (McKenzie Wark), where surveillance and security are daily watchwords, a new humanism is not only called for, but prophesied.
Cover Up was displayed as part of DATASTREAM 4 - Proliferating Signs & Cultural Layers at the downtown location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery, January 12, 2012 - February 4, 2012.