Martine Viale
  • Perpignan
  • France

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Performance Discipline
performance artist
Born in Montreal, Canada, Martine Viale lives and works in Perpignan, France. Anchored in a practise of presence, her work aims to create installations grounded in performance. More recently she has been focusing on creating works in the public space and unusual places that can facilitate unpredictable encounters with passersby. Through this process she prioritizes the momentary loss of bearings and uses actions as a tool of investigation for different personal and social conditionings.
Her work has been presented throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Israel, Brazil, Cyprus, Serbia, Scotland, Spain, The Philippines, France, Belgium and Denmark.

Artist Statement
Working mainly in a durational format, I am inspired by the interval between art and the everyday and the multiple points where the two can intersect. I am more and more concerned with simplicity in the actions I create. That is not to say « simplistic » but rather in the sense of doing gestures that people can recognize; a common body without any decorations. Even if nothing happens something happens… I like to direct the attention towards the banal and the void between actions. I use endurance and time to investigate the potential for dialogue between my body, the body of the viewer, objects and architecture. More recently I have been interested in the idea of interchangeability where I aim to constantly challenge the line between the performance space and the non performance space.

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Contemporary Performance TXTS-Martine Viale

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 9:25pm 0 Comments

I am a Montreal based performance artist. Pursuing a reflection on the sense of time and on presence as a place of commitment, I create mainly durational works, which establish liminal zones between inside and outside, directing attention to the space "in between things". I have been actively presenting my work internationaly in the context of galleries, site-specific works as well as performance art festivals since 2001. …


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