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MARTINE VIALE (MTL/FRA) — [RAIQ TRAINING] Body laboratory: performance art workshop

May 3 to 5, 2019 (Fri.-Sun.)
Friday May 3 – 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday May 4 + Sunday May 5 – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$125 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $775, non-eligible rate)
No drop-ins
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 12 people

A training offered by the Regroupement des Arts Interdisciplinaires du Québec in collaboration with Studio 303, thanks to the financial support of Emploi-Québec.

Registration through RAIQ

“Martine’s rigorous work helps me surpass my limits. An excellent workshop that I will take again and again.” – Adriana Disman

Placing the participants at the center of it’s approach, this workshop offers a research lab that allows them to acquire important basics of body work and all that concerns the quality of presence of the artist within her or his own work. The workshop is also designed to help artists develop a personal practice of self-reflexion using two specific tools: analysis through writing and analysis through discussion.

Performance art, or action art, is an art of the “here and now” that develops in real-time with a quality of presence on the part of the artist. The participants will develop their skills so as to utilize the full potential of their bodies in act and to build a performative structure that responds to different contexts and spaces. They will also be encouraged to develop conscious presence, and to generate a greater number of stimulating moments for themselves and for others.  

Born in Montreal, Martine Viale lives and works in Perpignan (France). Rooted in a practice of presence, her work aims to create installations through use of performative processes. More recently, she also performs in public space or in unusual places which facilitate unpredictable encounters with the public. Through this approach, she values the temporary loss of bearings and uses the performative as tool to research and observe the different human personal and social conditions. Since 1999, her pieces have been presented in festivals, galleries and in-situ contexts across Canada and abroad, including in Brazil, Israël, Poland, Cyprus, the United States, Britain, France, Belgium, Serbia, the Philippines, Japan, Scotland, Spain and Denmark. She has given many courses in performance art in Montreal (Studio 303; La centrale galerie powerhouse), in Chicago (Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery), in France (Le Quartz scène nationale de Brest; Frac Lorraine, Metz) and in Belgium (La Cambre, Brussels).

All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at To reserve your spot, please pay at least 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person ($1 to $2 fee)

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

*Emploi-Québec – With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.