Independent Projects

Coral Short


Coral Short - Montreal, Canada

Performance Art

Plush, 2013
Photo: Charlotte Prieur

A magical roving creature covered head to toe with soft colorful stuffed animals! Do you want to replace your sadness with joy? Come find this incredible being and she will give you a big cozy hug!

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This contemporary work attempts to disrupt your evening with some playful intervention. It is an interactive kinetic soft sculpture; this performance is a roving participatory project with Torontonians. The artist will roam the streets and sidewalks - arms outstretched doling out pleasant hugs to curious passers-by. This new colorful piece touches on furry culture and toy sculptural drag, but also reminds us of childhood innocence and our strong emotional attachment to our own special stuffed animal. The artist is also interested in questioning the comfortable trappings of our North American consumerist culture with this mascot-like work.

Suitable for all ages


Metro Hall, 55 John Street (Roaming)

This project is outdoors.