From September 28 2006 to October 08 2006

VIVA! ART ACTION

SYLVIE TOURANGEAU, joliette
PIERRE BEAUDOIN, montréal
IOANA GEORGESCU, montréal
JULIE-ANDRÉE T., montréal
SYLVETTE BABIN, montréal

Performances September 28 to October 8, 2006
In the window September 28 to October 8

In addition to its regular programming, since 1994, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse presents LE MOIS DE LA PERFORMANCE.

This major event is presented every two years, pursuing its long herstory of engagement with alternative art practices; parallel histories which at the beginning, were closely tied to feminist art practices. Over the years, La Centrale has developped a broader notion of performance art and has contributed significantly to its recognition and development.

This year, La Centrale co-initiated the event VIVA! ART ACTION, allowing for the experience of an expansion of the Mois and for an increased visibility of live art practices in Montreal. Within this new framework, La Centrale presents two evenings of performance art with well-known artists, although seldom presented on the Montreal scene. We propose a first soirée with Ioana Georgescu and Sylvie Tourangeau in collaboration with Pierre Beaudoin; a second presents Sylvette Babin and Julie Andrée T.


 Friday September 29th, 5pm
5 à 7 @ Bain St-Michel
Artist Talk with
Sylvie Tourangeau
and Pierre Beaudoin

Saturday September 30th, 8pm
Performances @ La Centrale
Ioana Georgescu (Mtl),
and Sylvie Tourangeau (Joliette)
in collaboration with
Pierre Beaudoin (Mtl)

Friday October 6th, 5pm
5 à 7 @ Bain St-Michel
Artist Talk with
Ioana Georgescu
and Sylvette Babin

Saturday October 7th, 8pm
Performances @ Bain St-Michel
Sylvette Babin (Mtl)
and Julie-Andrée T. (Mtl)

September 28th to October 8th
At night, in La Centrale's window
Vitrine Viva !
 

Saturday September 30th at 8pm
IOANA GEORGESCU

SYLVIE TOURANGEAU and PIERRE BEAUDOIN

Memory and identity of the displaced body are the centre of the actions, videos and texts of Ioana Georgescu. Her projects, often contextual and focused on process, are animated and informed by sites, situations and accidents. Wound Art, a serie on art and war, is marked by red memory, red like blood and the flag. In her serie Foreign Bodies, the foreign body (human, architectural or micro organic) is defined through its movement and transformation.
Working in performance art since 1978, Sylvie Tourangeau is interested in the deployment of performative consciousness through minimal actions that work towards raising the quality of presence, sustaining intensity, emboding a link with the spectator. Performances, relational art, rituals of circumstance and direction of workshops are other practices she partakes in.

In collaboration with

Through his performance work, Pierre Beaudoin tries to unravel the mysteries of time, slowness, boredom, nothingness and the void. His performances are also concerned with the notion of the vulnerability of the body and its changes.

Saturday October 7th at 8pm
SYLVETTE BABIN
JULIE-ANDRÉE T.
Interdisciplinary artist, Sylvette Babin is mainly active in the fields of performance art and installation. Her reflections focus on recurring themes: personal exile, roaming, fleeting moments of daily life, and the transgression of boundaries between self and other. Through strategies and devices constructed around the body, absurd situations or visual and sound games, Babin proposes metaphors related to certain physical or psychological states.

Situating body and space at the core of her research, Julie-Andrée T. manifests herself through installation and performance. Between the poetic and daily life, her work proposes common yet recognizable abstract zones, to invest different fields of questionning at once cultural and existential.

Curator : SONIA PELLETIER

info viva! :
www.vivamontreal.org
T : 514.585.VIVALa Centrale thanks

Its members and volunteers
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
The Canada Council for the arts
The Conseil des art de Montréal
andLes Brasseurs RJ

VIVA! ART ACTION