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October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


4 — 28 octobre 2017

Action Indirecte (Montréal)
Aymara Alvarado (Gatineau)
Jean Jacques Etame (Yaoundé)
Serge Olivier Fokoua (Gatineau)
Emmanuelle Gibello (Paris)
Geneviève et Matthieu (Rouyn-Noranda)
Hazel Meyer (Toronto)
Matt Miwa (Ottawa)
Nicolas Rivard — La fatigue culturelle (Montréal)
Raeda Saadeh (Jérusalem)
Jonathan Sitthiphonh (Bourges)
AXENÉO7 is proud to present the first edition of PERF, an annual performance art event. Artists from Cameroon, Canada, France and Palestine will congregate in the Gatineau region to showcase some of the world’s most provocative and engaging live work.

Local talents Aymara Alvarado (Gatineau) and Matt Miwa (Ottawa) will join internationally acclaimed performers Raeda Saadeh (Jerusalem, Palestine) and Jean Jacques Etame (Yaoundé, Cameroon) for a performance art event like never before seen in the National Capital region.

Special events include the launch of Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada and a special intervention by Nicolas Rivard — La fatigue culturelle (Montreal).

Funders and partners: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Gatineau, LIVE Biennial, MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art), RAVY (Les Rencontres d’Arts Visuels de Yaoundé), Centre de production DAÏMÔN and Galerie UQO.

Wednesday, Octobre 4 from 7PM to midnight
Opening reception

Opening of exhibition Muscle Panic by Hazel Meyer and performances by Emmanuelle Gibello, Matt Miwa, Nicolas Rivard and Jonathan Sitthiphonh

Food prepared by Chloé Berlanga
Music by DJ Rodrigo Medrano

Free admission / Free parking / Cash bar

Emmanuelle Gibello lives and works in Paris. After a year of preparatory studies at the Atelier de Sèvres, she began a double course in 1993 at IDEA, a school for design and architecture, and at the Sorbonne, where she obtained a Master’s degree in 1999. In 2003, after two years of audio performance practice in France and elsewhere, she enrolled at the Conservatoire de Musique of the 20th arrondissement in Paris, in the electroacoustic class of Gino Favotti and in the computer assisted composition class of Octavio Lopez. The creations of Emmanuelle Gibello are both a projections of her unconscious and a mirror for her audiences. She develops a practice that borrows from both the visual arts and electronic music.

Hazel Meyer is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, performance, and textiles to investigate the relationships between sport, sexuality, feminism, and material culture. Her work aims to recover the queer aesthetics, politics, and bodies often effaced within histories of sports and recreation. Drawing on archival research, she designs immersive installations that bring various troublemakers — lesbians-feminists, gender outlaws, leather — dykes into the performative spaces of athletics. Recent exhibitions include Tape Condition: degraded with Cait McKinney at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto, a screening of Muscle Panic at neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst in Berlin and a commission to produce the installation and performance Where Once Stood a Bandstand for Cruising & Shelter for Nuit Blanche Toronto. She holds degrees from OCAD University (Toronto) and Concordia University (Montréal).

Matt Miwa is an Ottawa-based video, theatre and performance artist. His performance work blends elements of drag, gymnastics, acting and song and strives to convey subtle instances of awe. Matt last performed at AXENÉO7 as part of Theo Pelmus’ Operatic Visions of Excess in 2013. His most recent theatre piece, co-created with Montreal’s Julie Tamiko Manning is The Tashme Project: The Living Archives. Tashme has been presented across Canada and can be seen next at Vancouver’s Firehall Theatre and Kitchener-Waterloo’s Impact Festival in 2019.

Nicolas Rivard is dedicated to interdisciplinary work that combines intervention and performance. He is influenced by political, social and cultural events. His main centers of interest relate to new places and new forms of contemporary art as sensitive transformation engines of social space and the interactions within them. He holds a MA in art history, is a freelance writer and is interested in different forms of political art and appropriation of citizen initiatives.

Jonathan Sitthiphonh was born in Reims in 1983. After enrolling in a scientific course at the Université des Sciences Exactes et Naturelles, he studied design at the ESAD in Reims, visual arts at ENSA in Bourges and architecture at the CAFA in Beijing. Since 2010, he works in his studio in Bourges and lives in many regions of France.

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Wednesday, October 11 at 7PM
Performances — Aymara Alvarado & Raeda Saadeh

Friday, October 13 at 7PM
Performances — Hazel Meyer

Friday, October 20 at 7PM
Performances — Action Indirecte
In collaboration with MACL

Thursday, October 26 at 7PM
Performances — Serge Olivier Fokoua & Geneviève et Matthieu
In collaboration with Galerie UQO


October 4, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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