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Deadly guerrilla art pops up around downtown Calgary (VIDEO)

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 18, 2017 2:48 am 1,717

While walking down Stephen Ave on your lunch hour, you might be alarmed to see a bloody bagged corpse on the side walk.

No, you didn’t read that incorrectly or make it up in your head.

This week The Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation took their unannounced guerrilla art project, ‘The Disposable Woman,’ to the streets of Calgary and caught reactions on tape. The project hopes to shed light onto the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Image: Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation / YouTube

Creators Destin Running Rabbit and Iman Bukhari, say they wanted to “bring a guerrilla art display that really brought the crisis home,” and to “convey a message to people and outsiders of the Indigenous community and have them understand what we’re going through.”

Image: Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation / YouTube

The provocative art piece has a body wrapped-up cloth laid on the street on an Indigenous blanket. When people look closely they’ll see that the cloth seems to indicate the shape of a woman’s body with red markings that look like blood on the cloth.

The Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation released a video of people’s reactions to the art piece on YouTube.


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DH Calgary Staff
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