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Vernissage: Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, PerformanceSeptember 13, 2019
Join us for the vernissage to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance
All are welcome to attend.
Exhibition on view: 6 September to 6 November 2019
Vernissage: Friday 13 September, 7:00 pm
Curated by Amanda Cachia
Works by Diane Borsato, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Claire Cunningham, Brendan Fernandes, Every Ocean Hughes, My Barbarian
“Automatisme ambulatoire,” or ambulatory automatism, is an expression that conjures notions of the compulsive traveler, while simultaneously implying irresistible urges and movements, such as grimaces, tics, and gestures, often linked to physical pathologies. The artists in this exhibition were invited to consider such gestures as a performative style, one that might work to subvert, undo, transform and reimagine the body and language, both real and imagined. Featuring six new works commissioned specifically for this project, the exhibition aims to question, challenge, and complicate the ethical and moral boundaries of “imitation” and how the so-called “pathologized” body might be considered in new, contemporary social and cultural contexts.
Learn more about the exhibition, symposium, artists and get detailed Venue Access and Interpretive Services information at automatismeambulatoire.ca.
Image: Diane Borsato, Gems and Minerals, 2018, video, 25:00 mins. Courtesy of the artist