Artist
Madeleine Lychek

Image: © Madeleine Lychek, Untitled, Pi*llOry part four, 2020. Photo by Tina Bararian.


Canada

Madeleine Lychek is a queer, bi-racial artist who responds to issues surrounding body politics, and further challenges preconceived notions regarding, sexuality, racial ambiguity and censorship. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and Germany, and is held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Barbados, Ecuador, Germany and the United Kingdom. She graduated with an Honours BA, Studio Art Major, from the University of Guelph (2019). The same year, she was selected to participate in a competitive summer exchange to Hochschule für Künste Bremen (University of the Arts Bremen), studying Conceptual Photography and ceramics. Her experimental drawing practice granted nomination for BMO 1st ART! and an invitation to speak on a panel at OCAD’s Graduate Gallery. She was selected as a HADC Community Fellow for the Tamil Archive Project’s 2020 cohort.

Performance
Pi*llOry Part 3 and Part 4

Pi*llOry is an event for Queer, BIPOC and Feminist performers to show case their work, focusing on trauma. Pi*llOrists are examining how we personally and politically dismantle heteronormative hegemony and engage in healing that puts an end to the repetition of communal trauma. Pi*llOry’s performers are liberating queer bodies as a primary agency that can harness the transformative power of presence, space, politics, shame and (dis)/ability while refracting their infinite incarnations. Pi*llOry’s artists renounce the binary and traditional gender roles, they not only create new ones for themselves, but give space for others to create their own as well. Through oral, visual and visceral mediums, Pi*llOry explores the depths of fragmented gender/queer identity, pushing beyond labels and classifications. On the edge of complete uncertainty, with only the already structural, limited and bound ways of description and discrimination of queerness, Pi*llOrists arm themselves with the unknown to disrupt inherited historical trauma invoking a lasting communal cultural healing.

ARTISTS
Sadie Berlin
lo bil
Simla Civelek
Nicole Lynn Deschaine
Madeleine Lychek
Tess Martens
Sheri Osden Nault
[ field ] (Coman Poon & Brian Smith)
Randa Reda
Amber Helene Müller St. Thomas
Holly Timpener
Johannes Zits

Pi*llOry would like to thank FADO for their sponsorship and support of Pi*llOry part three and four.

Pi*llOry on Instagram
Pi*llOry on Facebook

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer