THE 7th SENSE (PUBLICATION)

TOUVA COLLECTIVE

Sylvie Tourangeau, Victoria Stanton, Anne Bérubé

Book launch

December 8th and 10th, 2017

Project description

The publication The 7th Sense considers the performative through essays, images, artist writings and a lexicon. Bringing together artist-run centres and artists that have punctuated TouVA’s trajectory, this collaborative and multifaceted event reflects the collective’s artistic process: an evening of 20 short performative actions by artists from Montreal, Canada and beyond followed by an afternoon participatory conference.

TouVA Collective

Founded in the spring of 2007, the TouVA Collective (Sylvie Tourangeau, Victoria Stanton and Anne Bérubé) is a Montreal-based performance art trio that has been researching the practice of performance through multiple frameworks and approaches. In addition to conducting workshops, creating dynamic artist talks and offering coaching to artists in a variety of contexts – including international festivals – TouVA is a group of artist-researchers interested in a profound exploration of “the performative.” Working consistently from a model of exchange and dialogue, their activities have included participating at the M:ST festival in Calgary (2016), performances for the 30th anniversary of EXPRESSION centre d’exposition in Saint-Hyacinthe (2016) as well as for the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent (2015), at the Darling Foundry in Montreal (2013, at the invitation of Berlin-based curator Janine Eisenächer), and at Fait Maison in Gatineau (2009). They have collectively facilitated workshops with M:ST (2012, 2016, 2017) and at SKOL in Montreal (2009) and given performative lectures at VIVA! Art action in Montreal (2009), at the 7a*11d Festival of Performance Art in Toronto (2010), and again at M:ST (2014). They have also taken part in research and creation residencies, notably at Le 4330 and at the Centre d’information Artexte in Montreal (2011, 2008-09). The production of their book, The 7th Sense, received support through the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, The Canada Council for the Arts, and Heritage Canada.