November 16, 2005
Performance Art

About the Program

Nadia, a new performance work by Vancouver artist Irene Loughlin, employs video images of gymnast Nadia Comaneci in Montreal in 1976 with a troop of young gymnastic students from Renfrew Community Centre in East Vancouver. The work was performed during rush hour in the lobby of the old railway building at Waterfront Skytrain Station. The performance situates a balance beam in front of a large video projection. A group of young female gymnasts guided by their coach performed a gymnastics session on the beam while the video ran. A text bar running beneath the balance beam referenced the first score of a perfect ten in history by Nadia, and related statistics concerning the social and political complexity of her experiences as a gymnast.


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Waterfront Station
601 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1G1
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations
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