Victoria Stanton

Project : Roadside Attractions Victoria Stanton (Montreal, Canada) is a performance artist, video-maker, photographer and writer of fiction, poetry, critical texts, and songs. Her time-based work includes performance for stage, performance for the camera, actions in public spaces, and one- on-one encounters in intimate contexts. Her work is an investigation into the ability (and the desire) to hold a space, to appropriate and disrupt the quotidian, to create spontaneous intimacy, to tread vulnerability. Investing a performative presence and consciousness within multiple spaces/times, she continuously underscores the complex aspects of ‘transaction’ and the possibility for transformation. She has presented exhibitions, performances, interventions, and videos in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia and Japan. Her creative and critical writings have been published in Canadian and American anthologies and art/literary/lifestyle magazines. She is the co-author with Vincent Tinguely of Impure: Reinventing the Word (conundrum press, 2001) and is currently working on a new book with the TouVA Collective (comprised of Anne Bérubé, Sylvie Tourangeau and Stanton) on the practice of performance within a Canadian/Québecois context.Click here to see the video: “Roadside attractions” on Matricule Archive.