© Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle, 6 hours 6 minutes 6 seconds, 2014. Photo Henry Chan.
Arkadi Lavoie Lachapelle holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Québec. Her work has been presented in a variety of contexts, including anonymous and clandestine situations, in Québec, Austria, France, Germany, and Spain. Her artistic research is based on the poetic potential of the object and its symbolic and corporal expression of strength and power; as well as on public participation as a collective energy. Through clandestine poetic actions, ephemeral installations in public space and gallery projects, Lachapelle questions and opposes resistance to situations related to productivist ideology.
11:45 PM curated by Kate Barry
Over the course of hours, days or longer the performer and the audience can experience a physical, mental, spiritual and/or emotional transformation. Durational performance functions to bring the performer and the audience into the moment; time is made palatable and visceral.