TALKING ABOUT NOTHING WITH... Sylvie Tourangeau
Victoria Stanton / The Sanctimonious Sect of Nothing Is SacredApril 26, 2017
For the yearlong project, The Sanctimonious Sect of Nothing Is Sacred, Victoria Stanton is inviting artists, researchers, thinkers, and practitioners of various disciplines – both within and outside of the arts – to present their reflections as part of a Public Forum About Nothing, an informal discussion series that addresses the question of doing nothing. The format is wide open so each presenter will determine how it is they wish to approach the topic, and engage the audience.
The fifth (and final) in the series is a presentation and collective action with Sylvie Tourangeau.
Revisiting her residency project titled Temps libre, carried out two years ago at 3e impérial artist-run centre in Granby, QC, Sylvie is proposing a collective moment of free time.
“What are the ways in which free time infiltrates our body? Free time: a notion… a sensation… a parallel universe… a practice… an SOS…”
What: Rendez-vous for late afternoon at DARE-DARE, a personalized and collective moment of free time
When : April 26, 2017, from 5 pm to 7 pm
> The event will start at DARE-DARE’s trailer at 5 pm
> Wear clothes that you’ll be comfortable in, inside or outside.
Sylvie Tourangeau is considered a pioneer of performance art in Canada. Since 1978, her actions, collective workshops and individual coaching have actively created a space for the experimentation of a performative consciousness through minimal actions that enhance the quality of presence, support intensity and personify connections with the viewer. Performances, relational art, furtive practices and rituals of circumstance are her main areas of focus. She has also published artist books and more than sixty articles on a significant ensemble of performers. Currently, she is working with the TouVA collective (Anne Bérubé and Victoria Stanton) on a publication on the performative mode to appear in the fall of 2017.
Photo credit: © DARE-DARE + Sylvie Tourangeau et 3e impérial, centre d’essai en art actuel, 2013-2015 + DARE-DARE