Arts Brookfield presents a highly acclaimed public art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer. The installation is titled Intrude and will be on view this Summer from June 5-11, 2016. Intrude in LA features seven monumental rabbits constructed of sewn white nylon that have been inflated and internally lit. Two of the seven rabbits were specially commissioned by Arts Brookfield, each scaling over two stories in height, with one approximately 39 feet high and the other 39 feet long.
Rabbits in Parer’s native Australia are an out of control pest first introduced by white settlers in 1777. Their intrusion into the landscape and impact on the country’s endemic species was the initial inspiration for Intrude. In contrast to this environmental undertone, the rabbits in Intrude also embody a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic pastures and inhabiting the few open spaces that still exist in some of America’s largest cities. Their presence forces the viewer to engage with the urban landscape in new ways, encouraging us to get up close, cuddle and enjoy while also asking us to consider every species’ larger than life impact on their surroundings.
The seven rabbits of Intrude will be spread across three Brookfield properties on Bunker Hill and at the FIGat7th retail center in downtown Los Angeles as part of the four-city, national tour presented by Arts Brookfield. A detailed tour schedule is listed below, including dates and locations in New York City, Houston, Los Angeles and Denver.
Sunday, April 17 – Saturday, April 30
Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street)
Monday, May 9 – Saturday, May 14
1600 Smith Street
Installation spans three Brookfield properties
Sunday, June 5 – Saturday, June 11
Bank of America Plaza, Bunker Hill (333 S. Hope Street)
Wells Fargo Center, Bunker Hill (330 S. Hope Street)
Figat7th, Downtown LA (735 S. Figueroa Street)
Two weekends, two locations
June 17-19 and 23-26
1801 California Street
Republic Plaza (370 17th Street)
* running up to
* jumping on or into
* lying on
* rolling on
* Light touching, petting
* Little kisses
* Gentle hugs
Treat them like you would treat real bunnies!
ABOUT AMANDA PARER
Australian artist Amanda Parer’s edgy and ephemeral artworks explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within it. Parer currently resides in Tasmania and her work continues to be acquired by both public and private collections. She has been selected for notable national competitions including multiple nominations for the Blake Prize and the Glover Prize. Parer is currently working on an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and installation at Harbour City Gallery in Hong Kong, scheduled for October 2016.