Watch out for this eye-catching performance on transit — literally!

Watch out for this eye-catching performance on transit — literally!

For nearly a year, Art Moves has brought vibrancy and set joy to Metro Vancouver transit. Previous performers have serenaded customers with their voices and musical instruments, showcased visual art through painting and sketches, and turned a few transit hubs into a dance floor.

This April, we’re bringing what’s been described as a “surreal” experience to transit that is sure to catch your eyes! 👀

Performers Kat Single-Dain and Michael Undem, dressed as two enormous eyeballs, are doing a roving act on board the SeaBus and SkyTrain, and at Waterfront Station.

Unlike musical performances, artists in a roving act will actively engage with the audience during the whole performance. But since the characters are eyeballs with no mouth, Kat and Michael will have to engage without talking.

Curious about what this might look like? See a performance!

When and where

  • Saturday, April 8, 2 – 4 p.m. onboard the SeaBus (artist boards at Waterfront at 2 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 21st, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. onboard SkyTrain’s Millennium Line (artist boards VCC –Clark Station at 6:30 p.m. eastbound to Lafarge Lake–Douglas Station.)
  • Saturday, April 22nd, 7 – 9 p.m. Artist boards train at Waterfront Station at 6:30 p.m. eastbound to King George Station.
  • Friday, April 28th, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Waterfront Station

The story behind “Eyeballs”

Kat and Michael are long-time members of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, a local non-profit society that creates musicals, roving acts, and festivals. As the Artistic Executive Director, Kat is the brain behind many of their acts, leading performances like the annual Parade of Lost Souls and the act Eyeballs itself.

Michael, the other eyeball, is not only an interdisciplinary performer but also a costume designer of theatrical characters. And yes, he made the Eyeballs costume!

You might be wondering how this idea came about.

Having created roving acts for many years, Kat knew that humans are generally interested in all things human. And as someone who loves to bring the unusual on a normal day, she thought – why not enlarge body parts? So, she created a roving act with huge heads and of course, huge eyeballs.

Aside from surprising and delighting people with this unique idea, Kat said that the act is a good reminder of people’s creative potential.

If you ever see them on transit, don’t hesitate to snap a photo or video and have some fun with the Eyeballs!