Multiple locations including Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W. Kitchener; THEMUSEUM, 10 King St. W, Kitchener; The Walper Hotel, 1 King St. W. Kitchener; Waterloo Regional Police Service, 134 Frederick St., Kitchener. Photo: KJ Bedford.
David Court’s work for SURVIVE. RESIST. is a set of flags installed in the plaza outside of Kitchener City Hall and numerous other points throughout the city. The work consists of a simple gesture, replacing official flags with images of the sky taken from City Hall. Spreading out and taking place on the margins of sight and attention, this work sets out to effect a subtle shift in urban space, fluttering and dangling in a flux between abstraction and representation.
David Court is a Canadian artist and writer living and working in New York. Drawing on a philosophical interest in the production and experience of space and images, his work ranges from public interventions to multi-media installations. Recent exhibitions include collaborative projects with Josh Thorpe for Printed Matter Inc. in New York and YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto. As a writer, he has recently been involved as a contributor for the publication Gordon Lebredt: Nonworks 1975-2008 and Gareth Long’s ongoing publication project Who Invented the Desk?