Rencontres is issuing a call for participation as part of Jacynthe Carrier’s residence in Bonaventure.
To mark the 10th Rencontres, the artist is looking for 30 people to be part of a living work on August 16 and 17, 2019. During her residency in the summer of 2019, Jacynthe Carrier is organizing a participatory performance in the Gaspé that takes the form of a live staging involving 30 people in the Bonaventure landscape, as a way of calling to mind the Gaspesian region and its inhabitants. Her focus will be on relationship gestures, those we make towards the other in our affection, in our encounters and our wanderings.
The artist examines through photography and video the various relationships of the body to the environment and the ways in which the region is envisaged and appropriated. In her works the urban or rural landscape is a land to be tamed, a recreation area, a setting for “the still possible.” In putting live portraits into effect, she accomplishes different types of intervention, where communities, objects and gestures gather in performative situations and scene-settings.
Those participating will be part of a filmed performance and of an event before an audience on August 16 and 17, 2019. They will be invited to carry out, in a collective way, simple movements in relation to the region and among themselves. This participatory project will enable Jacynthe Carrier to produce a work scheduled for exhibit at the 2020 edition of Rencontres.
TO TAKE PART:
An information session will be held at Centre Bonne Aventure in Bonaventure on Thursday, June 6, at 5 p.m. in the presence of the artist.
Remuneration is $100 for a required attendance of roughly six hours over the two days (August 16 and 17, 2019)