Performances, manœuvres et autres hypothèses de disparition
Performances, Manoeuvres and other Hypotheses for Disappearing
Edited by Paul Couillard and Alexandra Liva
Published by FADO Performance Inc., Sagamie édition d’art, Les Causes perdues
ISBN 978-0-9730883-3-5 (FADO)
ISBN 978-2-923612-38-6 (SAGAMIE)
414 pp, with index
Including DVD documentation of The Route To Rose (2006)
Dive into the unique creative journey of artist Alain-Martin Richard with the launch of an impressive new bilingual monograph. In this book, authors Paul Couillard, Doyon/Demers, Hélène La Roche, Paul Ouellet, Nicolas Reeves, Clive Robertson, Guy Sioui Durand and Marianne Trudel join Alain-Martin Richard to provide a comprehensive picture of Richard’s career and practice, from his theatrical experiments of the 1970s to his global “manoeuvres” in the 2000s.
Alain-Martin Richard lives and works in Québec. As an artist, he has presented manoeuvre and performance works in North America, Europe and Asia. He also works as a curator, critic and essayist, publishing articles in numerous journals on theatre, performance, installation and manoeuvre. He was a member of the former collectives Inter/Le Lieu and The Nomads, and remains active with Les Causes perdues in© and Folie/Culture. His works often deploy multiple planes of reality as in l’Atopie textuelle (2000) and The Route to Rosa (2006), the project presented by FADO in 2006 that initiated the publication of this monography.
The Route to Rosa by Alain-Martin Richard
The Route to Rosa is a subjective and ever-changing portrait of the city, in which the artist, a stranger, encounters ethnically diverse inhabitants, using people’s hands as a starting point.
Tyranny of Bliss by Tanya Mars
Inspired by a variety of sources ranging from the 14th Century frescoes of Ambrogio Lorenzetti on the Effects of Good and Bad Government to Fellini’s Satyricon, Tanya Mars constructs a modern day social satire with a cast of 30 performers.