Parks and Public SpacesStep With Me at interactive Pride installation at Bentall Centre

Step With Me at interactive Pride installation at Bentall Centre

Related stories

Georgian Towers 2.0 gets 3D redesign

Plans to demolish one of the oldest apartment buildings...

The best regions to live in Canada

If you’re looking to move to Canada but unsure where’s best to live, this handy guide to the best regions to live in will help you.

Six single-family lots on West 41st to become 88 new homes

The development, known as The Bromley, will consist of two, four-storey wood frame buildings on West 41st Avenue and two townhouse blocks on the laneway, with a landscaped courtyard in between them.

Reliance adds hotel rooms to workforce housing tower in bid for city approval

The CEO of Reliance Properties continues to push the City of Vancouver to relax its policy prohibiting residential development in the CBD.

Vancouver retail vacancy rates hit ‘extreme lows’

Despite taking a battering during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver retail vacancies are at extreme lows according to a new report from Colliers International.

Just in time for Pride Week in Vancouver, Tangible has debuted its interactive, musical art installation outside the Bentall Centre.

Entitled Step With Me, the public art piece plays musical tones out of four colourful “speakers” when the “keys” on the staircase are stepped on.

The public art piece is co-sponsored by Bentall Centre and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community in Vancouver.

Photos: Pride art installation in Downtown Vancouver

Step With Me Pride public art installation
Step With Me is an interactive musical art installation created by Tangible for the Vancouver Pride Art Walk 2021. Credit: Gabriel Martins/Tangible
Step With Me Pride public art installation
The public art is co-sponsored by Bentall Centre and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) to promote, celebrate and advocate for the LGBTQIA2S+ community in Vancouver. Credit: Gabriel Martins/Tangible
Step With Me Pride public art installation
The installation is located at the Burrard Benches at Bentall Centre (555 Burrard Street). Credit: Gabriel Martins/Tangible
Placemaking Project Downtown Vancouver
Step With Me is an interactive musical art installation created by Tangible for the Vancouver Pride Art Walk 2021. Credit: Gabriel Martins/Tangible

The public art installation is located at the Burrard Benches at Bentall Centre, 555 Burrard Street, just north of Dunsmuir.

Music, dance, and play have brought us together since the beginning of time. While we can talk, promote and elevate acceptance and inclusion, there are not that many places where we can exercise it. There is nothing like gathering in a setting where we can lose ourselves in the moment, where we can make music, dance, and be silly. At the end of the day, it does not matter who we are or what our preferences are. When it is time to have fun and express ourselves, we are celebrating our diverse humanity. Step With Me is our invitation to have fun, be foolish, and celebrate. This is our way of challenging you to be in the moment, no matter how we present ourselves, to accept ourselves and others, and to be proud of who we are.

Artist statement

Step With Me credits

  • Concept/design: Tangible
  • Sound design: Eli Muro
  • Fabrication: Great Northern Way Scene Shop
  • Floor signage: Multigraphics

This is the second public art installation by Tangible at Bentall Centre. The Vancouver-based art and design studio recently unveiled a collection of nine-foot tall LED parasols on the Dunsmuir Street plaza, a public art installation commissioned by Bentall Centre owners Hudson Pacific Properties and Blackstone.

A man's face is lit by the LED lighting
Parasol public art installation at the Bentall Centre in Downtown Vancouver. Credit: Tangible/Mike Seehagel
Art installation in the day
Parasol public art installation at the Bentall Centre in Downtown Vancouver. Credit: Tangible/Mike Seehagel

Subscribe for the latest development news

Peter Meiszner
Peter Meisznerhttps://www.peterforvancouver.com/
📢 I am running for Vancouver City Council with A Better City (ABC) and Ken Sim! Visit peterforvancouver.com for more information.
Snaile Smart Parcel Lockers

Newsletter

Latest stories