Martine Viale
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Martine Viale "Intra Muros III" part 2 | 1st Cyprus International Performance Art Festival 2013

Excerpts from the performance INTRA MUROS III by Martine Viale. The 1st Cyprus International Performance Art Festival (CIP...
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Laboratory of the Body Performance Art Workshop at TBA

August 11, 2012 at 9:30am to August 12, 2012 at 5:30pm
Led by Martine VialeDates/Hours: 11 & 12 August 2012 9:30am - 5:30pm Place: Central Montreal, to be determined Cost: 250$ tax included Registration required with $50 deposit before 7/30/2012, limited number of attendees This intensive workshop is being offered to those who are interested in performance art and wish to deepen their artistic process from the starting point of the body as a place of research. Through a rigorous learning process, including some basic principles of japanese…See More
Jul 10, 2012
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Jan 12, 2012
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Dec 17, 2011
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FADO Performance Art Center at Toronto

February 2, 2012 at 2pm to February 3, 2012 at 8pm
Intra Muros 1 (performance/installation in progress)February 2&3, 2:00pm-7:00pmClosing Performance Action: Feb. 3 at 8:00pm (with reception following)Artist Talk: Feb. 4, 1:00pm-3:00pmMore Information: www.performanceart.caSee More
Dec 16, 2011
Martine Viale commented on Grace Exhibition Space's event Grace Space in Miami! at Fountain Art Fair Dec 1-4
"Go Grace Go ;-)"
Nov 30, 2011

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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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