Monday 30 January 2017

Edmundston, 26 Jan 2017

Galerie Colline (Université de Moncton / Musée du Madawaska Museum)

This is the second performance in our tour. The works are already changing, their forms becoming clearer while others have been replaced with new experiments. Writing, orality, materiality (charcoal, chocolate, wood, fundy mud) have presence here. 

There was an observation on the male/female work separation in the performances. Though at first glance certain aspects of the works may have appeared as gender identified, the contexts and meanings inherent in the performances are driven by explorations into social, environmental and philosophical issues. Mathieu shaved a 2 x 4 piece of wood and Linda cut fabric but nothing else in the performances was associated with specifically gendered work clichés.

Sound has crept in more, with Mathieu once again testing the 2 x 4 wood for sound possibilities and Linda sounding out the Morse code poem with her hands.