Performance Lab, for three nights I take over Galerie Huguges Charbonneau to create a public platform for collaborative engagement with 4 Montreal artists. Emilie Monnet, Karen Elaine Spence, Emma-Kate Guimond and Scott Benesiinaabandan, are asked to present new ideas and participate in evening art-performances developed on the premises. Held on Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Galerie Hugues Charbonneau 372, rue Ste-Catherine O, espace 308 Montréal. Evening performances start at 7pm each night followed by informal reception (free and open to the public). The gallery is open to the public from 12 to 5 p.m. Characteristic of my live interdisciplinary performances I aim to craft a visually rich and multisensory atmosphere for an active exchange of ideas across cultures, disciplines and borders.
Rhonda Meier Independent Curator oversees the gallery and is available onsite to the artists throughout the three days.
Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinaabe artist working primarily in photography, printmaking and video. He has been awarded international residencies in Australia, Northern Ireland, and has worked with Obx Lab for experimental media at Concordia University/Hexagram. http://benesiinaabandan.com/
With a BFA in contemporary dance, Emma-Kate Guimond’s work melds drawing, video, text and performance. Her performance installations have been exhibited throughout Montreal, and recently as part of Toronto’s NXNE Art, and Edmonton’s Visualeyez Festival. http://www.emmakateguimond.wordpress.com
Interdisciplinary artist Emilie Monnet is an award-winning actress, director, singer, performance and media artist whose work is grounded in years of social activism. In 2011, she founded Onishka productions to promote performance work, encourage both local and international collaborations, and continue to write and tell stories, both personal and collective. http://www.onishka.org
karen elaine spencer’s work oscillates between studio practice, work in the street, curation, and web disseminations. In 2012, she received La Centrale’s prix powerhouse, recognizing her significant, sustained contribution to Montreal’s cultural milieu. She has exhibited across Canada, the U.S., and in Europe. http://likewritingwithwater.wordpress.com/
Thank you to artist Nadia Myre for ongoing support installing work in the gallery and photography the process. Skawennati Fragnito for additional photography, SBC Gallery for supporting the video documentation, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau for opening the gallery to us and Brian Gardiner for video/editing.
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