Festivals: M:ST 9 Biennial | September 7 - October 7, 2018.
Project description coming soon!
Emma-Kate Guimond is an Edmonton-born, Montreal-based artist. Moving nonchalantly between performance, video, writing and drawing, her approach is embodied. Concerned with the friction between what is felt and what is understood, her work examines different modes of performativity, ranging from unaware, to banal, to brutalist, to expressionistic, to spectacular and to dramatic. The strangeness, embarrassment, absurdity and error that are visible in her work function as modes of resistance towards a society of performance. Reflecting certain tensions between the image and the body, which are present in her work, Emma-Kate Guimond has a BFA in Contemporary Dance (Concordia, 2012) and an MA in Visual and Media Arts (UQAM 2017). She has presented performances at Visualeyez Festival in Edmonton (2013), Mountain Standard Time in Calgary (2014), FADO Emerging artist series in Toronto (2014), Performancy Forum in Brooklyn, NY (2015) as well as the RIPA in Montreal (2016). From 2009-2017 she was also co-director of the feminist performance collective, WIVES, with whom she presented feeled at the OFFTA in 2016 and ACTION MOVIE at Théâtre La Chapelle in 2017.
For more information: emmakateguimond.wordpress.com