Location: Exchange District, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Type: Public Art
Client: Winnipeg Art's Council
On Friday August 15, 2014, ten groups of creative people mounted installations in the alleys of Winnipeg’s West Exchange District as part of Urban Idea’s Creative Placemaking Challenge. Charged with reinventing an alley for one day, each group provided passers-by with the opportunity to look at space differently, to engage in a wide variety of activities, and to experience first-hand how embedding creativity and the arts into our neighbourhoods can be transformational for cities.
Plain Projects' installation 'POP in the Alley' filled a narrow alley way with bubbles, engaging hundreds of people in the act of play throughout the day. Through simple means, this low-cost, high-impact, playful transformation revealed the ephemeral qualities of the alley and surrounds.