#Intrude: ArtBrookfield Public Art Installation (Los Angeles Weekend Trip – part 3)

#Intrude: ArtBrookfield Public Art Installation (Los Angeles Weekend Trip – part 3)

I actually planned to go to LA on that specific weekend because an art installation I saw on Facebook. The #Intrude art installation is open to the public for free.

There are 7 gigantic inflated white bunnies scattered in 3 different locations in Downtown Los Angeles.

  • Bank of America Plaza, Bunker Hill
  • Wells Fargo Center, Bunker Hill
  • Figat7th, Downtown LA)

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Our plan was to go see the bunnies in the afternoon after visiting MOCA on Grand Ave. because I remembered seeing that Intrude: ArtsBrookfield was just a couple blocks from MOCA. We forgot! And we were in LA on the last day of the exhibit.

So BH made sure that we took and Uber to the Bank of America Plaza and Wells Fargo Center before dinner. Our Uber driver took us in a few circles. We finally asked him to dropped us off at the back of the Bank of America Plaza and then we wandered around met a couple couples who were also lost looking for #Intrude.

160611l Bunnies Arts Brookfield Art Installation _01Being lost, and seeing others last made me feel a little better about missing the bunnies in the afternoon because that proved that they were not displayed in an obvious place.

Look at how excited BH looks when we finally found the Intrude art installation.

I’m not sure how we found it, but we somehow managed to go through a couple parking structures and some stairs at the back of the building.

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The first one we found was this bunny just relaxing here. It wasn’t easy getting near the bunny with all of the other people trying to take pictures with it too. Maybe I’m too nice and didn’t want to jump into their pictures.

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We kind of retreated to the grassy area near the bunny and took some selfies. I was honestly happy to see just 1 bunny.

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But at the front of the building, facing Hope St. are 2 more bunnies and even more people!

#Intrude art installation is by Australia artist Amanda Parer. These bunnies are called #Intrude because:
Rabbits in Parer’s native Australia are an out of control pest first introduced by white settlers in 1777. Their intrusion into the landscape and impact on the country’s endemic species was the initial inspiration for Intrude. In contrast to this environmental undertone, the rabbits inIntrude also embody a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic pastures and inhabiting the few open spaces that still exist in some of America’s largest cities. (source)

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I think it was easier to get closer to the bunnies who are standing up because most people can easily stand in front of it for pictures. We saw a couple “staff” people happily taking their “end of the exhibit” picture and congratulating each other. So we jumped in shortly after asking other to snap a picture for us.

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And another fun factor! You can actually touch the #Intrude bunnies. As long as you:

  • Touch lightly, petting
  • Little kisses
  • Gentle Hugs
  • and Treat them like real bunnies!

And so we found 3 out of 7 #Intrude bunnies at the Bank of America Plaza. BH noticed that that the Wells Fargo Center was just across the street, so we made our way looking for more bunnies. We walked through the building to the back of the building and found 1 more.

There weren’t as many people over here and we managed to jump in and take a picture with bunny number 4 out of 7. And yes, we finally touched the bunny. Look at how tall it is!

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We managed to see the bunnies before they left LA! And because I was getting hungry, we decided to head to dinner instead of searching for the last of the 7 bunnies.

Anyways, the bunnies headed to Denver, CO. But by the time my post is posted, they would have left Denver already (sorry).

Amanda Parer is currently working on an exhibition in Hong Kong for October 2016. So if you’re in Hong Kong, I’m sure you’ll have a chance to see more of Amanda Parers work.

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