La Jamésie

Geneviève et Matthieu

August 13 to 15, 2015

Presented in collaboration with Up Fest

Evening of performance art and music
Thursday August 13th 2015 from 5pm to 7pm

Presented in collaboration with

La Jamésie

Geneviève et Matthieu’s meticulously spontaneous incantatory rituals conjure la Jamésie : a vast and unexploited territory that’s also the ultimate blank page to which the duo invites their fellow artists to leave their mark. La Jamésie is as much a headspace as it is an actual place, as much a utopian dream as it is a clarion call for a better art world. Geneviève et Matthieu’s infectious melodies drive their « athletic » performances mixing electronic new wave music, cheeky poetry, and unexpected manoeuvres. They occupy and transform the space with psychedelic-looking objects that act as props while also being part of a larger art installation.

Geneviève et Matthieu create a roaring universe where musical happenings offhandedly collide with performance and installation art. Inspired by art and life, the duo evolves in an artistic cul-de-sac as they constantly strive to push the medium’s envelope. They’ve lost both time and friends while learning new production techniques and gaining practical skills. Artists/performers/musicians, Geneviève et Matthieu work in Rouyn-Noranda, Québec.

With bachelor’s degrees in visual arts, they’ve been producing installations and interdisciplinary performance work since the 2000’s. As coordinators of L’Écart artist-run centre and the Biennale d’art performatif in Rouyn-Noranda, they are actively invested in their community.

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