PERFform: Performance Art Tour / Linda Rae Dornan & Mathieu Léger
February 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

At Thunder & Lightning Ltd, 23 Bridge Street.

Between 20 January to 28 February 2017, Galerie Sans Nom presents PERFform, a Performance Art Tour in the province of New Brunswick. This tour will feature two New Brunswick artists who have established practices in performance art: Linda Rae Dornan (Sackville) and Mathieu Léger (Moncton). PERFform aims to bring performance art throughout the province with this tour, hoping to disseminate an artistic practice that is more obscure from the tradition of visual arts. Made possible through a Touring Grant from the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture of the Province of New Brunswick, this tour will bring the artists to 9 communities throughout the province. The artists have prepared a series of performances created specifically for the first tour of its kind in New Brunswick.

Linda Rae Dornan’s art practice is performative and interdisciplinary, inclusive of video, installation, performance, sound and writing. Each feeds into the other exploring how we speak/communicate and connect to each other and the voice and body, listening, language, place, memory and being. In a series of connected performance shorts, Dornan will perform fragments of mark making, orality, and gestures. Recent projects include the performances, Woven woven lost and found at Visualeyez Performance Art Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Performing Rituals of Place in Reykjavík, Iceland. She has been making performance art for thirty years.

Since 01996, Mathieu Léger has been interested in performance art. His performance work engages notions of personal, social, and cultural boundaries, territory, in/visibility, language, and communication. He works in time specific projects lasting up to and beyond 20 years. For PERFform, he will investigate themes of boundaries in New Brunswick using the province’s flag as a source for iconography and performance elements. He is a serial artist-in-residence. In the past year, Léger has participated in Rencontre internationale d’art performance de Québec (RiAP) and the Wandering Arts Biennial in Brussels, Belgium.

Dates & locations :
Galerie Sans Nom – Moncton – Friday January 20
Galerie Colline – Edmundston – Thursday January 26
Charlotte Street Arts Centre – Fredericton – Friday January 27
Galerie Restigouche – Campbellton – Thursday February 2
Galerie Bernard-Jean – Caraquet – Friday February 3
Sunbury Shores Art & Nature Centre – Saint Andrews – Thursday February 9
Third Space Gallery – Saint John – Friday February 10
Galerie d’art du Centre culturel Kent Sud – Bouctouche – Friday February 24
Thunder & Lightning Ltd (with Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre) – Sackville – Tuesday February 28


Ease on Down the Road: Annie France Noël
March 7, 2017 - March 17, 2017

Always behind the camera, Annie explores and projects her inner self onto others.

While at Struts & Faucet she will attempt to connect with her machine and herself by turning the lens around exposing her own vulnerability and exploring the artist’s physical presence in the work.

Annie France Noël is an artist and a photographer from Caraquet (NB). She studied analog photography at the Université de Moncton.

Visceral in nature, Annie’s work explores themes of vulnerability and isolation. She is also interested in dynamics surrounding the creation and consumption of images in a digital era as well as the emotionality associated to the photographic object.

She has exhibited in a number of venues such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2015) following a residency in Finland. Annie France is an active member of the cultural community of Moncton and sits on the board of directors of the FICFA and of CARFAC. She is currently co-director of Galerie Sans Nom.

Ease on Down the Road is an invitational residency for emerging media artists.