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Impression of Familiarity

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Toute impression subjectivement inappropriée de familiarité d’une expérience présente avec un passé indéfini was presented at Dare-Dare (Montreal) from July 10th through July 15th 2017.

This intervention was realized in collaboration with a group of performers that did many distinct actions around the Atwater Market for six days. Each of these actions were repeated eight times a day in the same spot during the week. Interventions were drawn from everyday events, but it is only because of their repetitive nature that these gestures were noticed by the public. They sometimes triggered an impression of “déjà-vu,” generating a feeling of familiarity between the present moment and an undefined past. Through this elaborate and repetitive process, I wanted to challenge the authenticity of public space while proposing a more lasting and somewhat sculptural approach in performance art.


Manoushka Larouche
Adriana Disman
Helena Martin Franco
Anastasia Ferguson
Victoria Stanton
Steven Girard
Francisco González Rosas
Fanny Latreille

Mai et al.

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

Mai et al. - John Boyle-Singfield

This book is a limited re-edition of an Artforum magazine (May 2016). In this version, only the artist names appear on the page where they were originally mentionned.

Nombre de jours sans accident

Nombre de jours sans accident - John Boyle-Singfield



Reconstitution - John Boyle-Singfield

This 90-minutes long video is a remake of the movie Baraka (1992), using clips found on corporate sites that sell stock images and footage. The original version and the new version are simultaneously shown in the video. This work intends to criticize the massive appropriation of bare life by these web corporations, while addressing general concerns on collective memory, authorship and image distribution.




I wrote a contract in 2016 that can be used to transfer one’s artwork to another person or legal entity. It means that the original maker or thinker of the artwork can assign full copyright, physical ownership, intellectual property and moral rights of the artwork to the signatory permanently. Both entities agree to keep the agreement secret. Moreover, they act publicly as if the artwork was, is and will be the exlusive creation of the signatory.

You can download, use and modify the contract here:

Agreement on the Assignment of a Work of Art
Entente sur la cession d’une oeuvre d’art (French Version)

Terms of Service

This work is musical adaptation of Google’s Terms of Service (effective during summer 2013). Divided into 61 melodies, this act emerges from a desire to increase the visibility of an important text by using music and popular media.

A book was published in 2014 and an a capella performance took place at Théâtre La Licorne for the 2015 OFFTA Festival.

Download the book in PDF format

Instagram 3.4.2

Instagram 3.4.2 - John Boyle-Singfield

Instagram 3.4.2, framed prints (109 x 109 cm), 2015.

In this work, I isolated every Instagram filter that what available at the time, by applying them all on a empty image file. The fourteen results were printed and framed in a edition of three.

A website of its own making

A website of its own making - John Boyle-Singfield


Erased Cory Arcangel Website

Erased Cory Arcangel Website - John Boyle-Singfield

In 2013, I erased the website of the famous artist Cory Arcangel.


Sans-titre (cube de condensation)

Sans-titre (cube de condensation) - John Boyle-Singfield


Publicité - John Boyle-Singfield

Film d’avant-garde

Be the change you want to see in the world

Be the change you want to see in the world - John Boyle-Singfield

Salon de musique 12/10/2017

French Disko

Statement for Prospect 89

“Wallflowers… those shy ones! Oh! Cling! Cling thee to the furthermost borders – the hinterlands. Sublimate, oh, sublimate thy libidinal impulses into decorative organic motifs… ornamental hair growths, aesthetically placed tattoos. Beauty-mark thyself!

Yes. The meeting of the eyes. Lightning flashes. The interwining sight lines – follow them. Yes. Glinting orbs. Gazes fixed, positioned, and mapped, uh huh. Place thyself in Polar Zones of separation. But wait! thight wooden mind, chopped off from the body trunk. Oh! Yes! Yes! Fold the fruit away from the hard seed. Slough off thy mortal arp and reveal thyself… in glory… Oh! Oh! Oh! … the essential form lies beneath… timeless.

Floating, we are… in the free area designated ‘endless periphery.’”

– Mike Kelley

I Like Your Shirt

Guy de Cointet au Mutt Club, 1980.
Actrice : Aimée Su

Lee Lozano

“Madness protects like fever does.”

– Sans Soleil (1983)

A museum filled with ageless animals

Ad from Hell 2

Salon de musique 10/09/2017

Ad from Hell

Zapping Zone


Cette oeuvre a été réalisée par Louise Lawler en 1972.

Model Interconti

Table fabriquée avec une peinture de Gerhard Richter par Martin Kippenberger.

Mathieu le chat