Projet / Project : Roadside Attractions

Victoria Stanton (Montreal, Canada) is a performance artist, video-maker, photographer and writer of fiction, poetry, critical texts, and songs. Her time-based work includes performance for stage, performance for the camera, actions in public spaces, and one- on-one encounters in intimate contexts. Her work is an investigation into the ability (and the desire) to hold a space, to appropriate and disrupt the quotidian, to create spontaneous intimacy, to tread vulnerability. Investing a performative presence and consciousness within multiple spaces/times, she continuously underscores the complex aspects of ‘transaction’ and the possibility for transformation.

She has presented exhibitions, performances, interventions, and videos in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia and Japan. Her creative and critical writings have been published in Canadian and American anthologies and art/literary/lifestyle magazines. She is the co-author with Vincent Tinguely of Impure: Reinventing the Word (conundrum press, 2001) and is currently working on a new book with the TouVA Collective (comprised of Anne Bérubé, Sylvie Tourangeau and Stanton) on the practice of performance within a Canadian/Québecois context. www.bankofvictoria.com

Victoria Stanton (Montréal, Canada) est une artiste de la performance, vidéaste, photographe et auteure de fiction, de poésie, d’essais critique et de chansons. Son travail, basé sur la temporalité, comprend des performances scéniques, des performances pour la caméra, des actions dans l’espace public et des consultations individuelles dans des contextes intimes. Son travail consiste en une recherche sur la capacité (et le désir) de posséder un espace, de s’approprier et de bouleverser le quotidien, de créer une intimité spontanée et de piétiner la vulnérabilité. En s’intéressant à une présence et conscience performative au sein de multiples espaces/temps, elle cherche constamment à souligner les aspects complexes de la ‘transaction’ et la possibilité de transformation.

www.bankofvictoria.com

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