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.

Performers:

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