Geneviève et Matthieu


The duo Genevi√®ve & Matthieu, from Rouyn-Noranda in Abitibi-T√©miscamingue, started working in the late 1990s, blending visual art, performance, music and everyday life. Genevi√®ve & Matthieu play on interdisciplinarity‚ÄĒhappening, musical composition, performance art and installation‚ÄĒto create group performances and productions of social tableaux that are at times festive but always human.

Beginning in 2001, their discography includes five titles. Between the baroque, abstract expressionism and arte povera, their works have been presented over forty times in Qu√©bec, across Canada, the United States, France, Belgium and Spain. Actively involved in their community, Genevi√®ve & Mathieu have been developing the artist-run centre √Čcart and the Biennale d‚Äôart performatif de Rouyn-Noranda for over 20 years.

The duo takes a critical look at past and current artistic movements: DIY culture, conceptual art and performance art. Through residencies, public dissemination and the experience of a body that bounces, transforms and blends into art, their works are constantly evolving. Propelled by the human spirit, their creative approach favours a living art that challenges usual modes of presentation through the change of the place, duration, and manner of exhibiting and performing.







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed