The Riot is a public art wheat-pasting project. The kissing couple is an appropriated image taken from a photo during the Vancouver Hockey Riot. In the image this couple is kissing in the middle of the street during a full scale riot. It is a powerful image showing the strength of love and human spirit, that it exists spontaneously, even in the danger of a Riot.
We have taken that couple out of the photo and re-contextualized them by physically placing them back into the riot of the urban environment. This work stands as a celebration of our ability to love and live in spite of the riot of contemporary life that happens around us every day.