I feel like I should be on some kind of enhancing drug when I look at the art produced by psychedelic art troupe Assume Vivid Astro Focus. It’s the kind of amazing art that one can appreciate clean or flying high because it appeals to all of the senses from its interactive nature. This collective has been making a splash since 2001 and their performance and installation art with bright colours, intriguing poses and costume design make for an interesting marker in art history. My reaction is immediate to the age old, child-like response of “oooh! Something shiny!” and it captures my attention. But when looked at closer, the art pops but is not meant to be simply static; you must work to understand its intent and be a part of the art too.
By: Sarah MacDonald