Prendre mon T avec elle...


Prendre mon T avec elle...

As part of Animals and Children

Commissaire—Rachel Echenberg


  • Performance
© Suzanne Joly, Galerie B-312, 2009.

For the past twenty years Suzanne Joly’s performance art has been shown at festivals throughout Eastern Canada, including Montreal, Quebec, Toronto and Moncton. She is known for her contribution to the Ateliers Convertibles in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. She has participated in several workshop/residencies with important artists such as Yoyo Yogasmana (Indonesia), Michel Chevalier (Germany), Jean Dupuy (France), Esther Ferrer (Spain) et Jocelyn Robert (Quebec). Suzanne Joly's work is part of the anthology ART ACTRION 1958-1998 (Inter, 2001) and Caught in the Act. An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women (YYZ, 2004).

8 October 2009 to 9 October 2009



For three days Suzanne Joly will wander the streets of Montreal with a live chicken. The only determining factors for her trajectory through the city will be meetings made with friends, to spend some time with her around, in front of or near their homes. On the afternoon of Saturday October 10, the artist and her chicken will be visiting Galerie B-312 and the surrounding downtown area. The incongrous presence of a farm animal in the city coupled with the unpredictable behaviour and possible interactions of the chicken in this new environment will undoubtedly raise questions about our experience of the lived moment, public propriety and of our understanding of territory.

Animals and Children is a series that brings together performances, videos and installations throughout the spring and fall of 2009. The artworks presented attempt to re-direct social behaviours and assumptions about human nature by playing with becoming other than human or sharing control with children or animals. The artists included in this series create their work from an embodied viewpoint; the work does not distance itself from the subject through memory or fantasy, but physically links itself with the particular other.

30 April to 30 May 2009 : Monique Moumblow—Arko Preeka
12 September 2009 : Vida Simon—Leopold
22 to 27 September 2009 : Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex)—Haircuts by Children
8 to 10 October 2009 : Suzanne Joly— Prendre mon T avec elle…
12 November 2009 : Soirée vidéo—Avec des artistes du Canada et de l’étranger
14 November 2009 : Vida Simon— The Suit/ L'habit