Escaping Escapism, Toronto, Canada 2012 PHOTO Dan Epstein
Wednesday October 29 8 pm
In this performance I will transform a “traditional” still life tableau into a visceral, textured, surreal performance. Everyday domestic subjects are made to move in simple, uncomfortable ways, becoming a juicy, funny, colourful and sometimes confusing mess. Historically, illusions created by master painters were so strong that they were more real or surreal than real life, making us want to touch everything in the painting that we’re not supposed to. By taking the ultimate in controlled art and freely losing control of it in front of my audience, I enable viewers to experience what they have secretly been wishing to — and more.
Marisa Hoicka received her BFA from Concordia University. Hoicka creates narrative paintings come-to-life on canvas, performances, videos, and installations. She has shown her work at San Francisco MOMA, Images Festival, Power Plant, Art Gallery of Ontario, FADO Performance Art Centre, MOCCA and Nuit Blanche. Hoicka has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Her work is distributed through Vtape.