Socially Acceptable Terrorist Action

Urban Art engages

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Web http://www.atsa.qc.ca/
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About the project Edit

ATSA (Socially Acceptable Terrorist Action) is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy. Their objective to have their art denounce, criticize, alert and question, (through facilities, performances or realistic scenes) by transforming the urban landscape and restoring its civic dimension of public open space for expression and social debates.

Some examples of projects: State of Emergency, an urban refugee camp open 24/7 in downtown Montreal, an intervention that has been ongoing since 1998; Parc industriel, a fake archeological site that offers a reflection on today's over-consumming society; À vos marques, a facility at AmericanCan, this project is about the work cult and performance, etc.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Socially engaged, artists imagine and set up facilities, make use of operations and inventive and subversive urban interventions for militant purposes.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

ATSA uses art in a symbolic way to facilitate social change, by creating works of art that provoke reflection, reaction and interaction.
Their role as an artist, is to grab the imagination of the passer-by and to take them to a world of fiction that has an uncanny resemblance to reality. This approach generates positive citizen action by stirring up emotions.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Turning the great scenes of horror we terrorize and question ourselves internally with into social commendable public media is a adventure for the world.

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