2010 8th 7a*11d Festival
Martine Viale, In Vivo/Toronto 7a*11d 2010 PHOTO Henry Chan
Thursday October 28 8 pm
XPACE Cultural Centre
How to create a space of wonder that enables us to connect with ancient memories in order to create new images? Using different materials and objects, the piece In Vivo/Toronto will aim to create an installation through the process of a performance. As in a collage, I will combine several short and sensitive actions into an overall image. Sometimes extreme, sometimes precarious and silent, these actions will be presented like visual poems. As part of an ongoing reflection on the sense of time, and presence as a site for engagement, I propose a progressive unfolding in which the body and the space are gradually transformed. Through this process, I invite the viewer to witness a journey that evokes universal notions of vulnerability, cycles and time.
Martine Viale has performed in various performance art festivals, galleries and in situ contexts in Canada, and internationally in the USA, France, Belgium, Serbia, Scotland, Spain and Denmark. The artist would like to thank the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.