Many performers choose to choreograph actions that allow them to embrace slowness. Ernesto Pujol and Marilyn Arsem are two current practitioners that come to mind when considering the necessity of slowness and silence. Both present focused and unwavering meditations on (seemingly) simple gestures. Our next featured artist, MARTINE VIALE, also occupies this similar performance landscape.
I am particularly fascinated by Viale's body of work entitled, "Infiltration in Public Spaces". Viale's ability to interrupt the standard dynamic of public space into an enlivened and bodily architecture is quite wonderful. Viale is based in Montreal and presents both short form and durational actions around the world. In our interview, Viale explains her approach toward "process actions" and reveals details about her upcoming projects. I am pleased to share our conversation below! Enjoy! - Quinn