During the height of the Olympic Games in Vancouver, Heidi Nagtegaal redirected traffic using four crocheted pylons that she hand made from flagging tape. As a guerilla intervention, Nagtegaal redirected a handful of buses, an Olympic van, an ambulance (no sirens) and many cars until undercover policemen ended the performance. It lasted for approximately ten minutes.


Redirecting Traffic was recently featured in C Magazine for their piece on cultural programing in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics.


Nagtegaal is an artist, writer and facilitator living in Vancouver, BC. After receiving her BFA from ECUAD in 2005, Nagtegaal has gone on to found local arts initiatives such as The Hammock Residency and Headbands and Bracelets. She has recently exhibited in the Tate Modern for the No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents, the Western Front, Äkkigalleria, Burnaby Art Gallery, Richmond Art Gallery, CSA Space and Signal + Noise Festival.

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February 21, 2010 at 2pm

700 Block, East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

HEIDI NAGTEGAAL

REDIRECTING TRAFFIC