Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux share an art practice that takes form in sculpture, media art, installation and dance. Their collaborative methodology seeks to imbue their projects with strange forms of temporality and heightened articulations of labour to draw forward an environment that melds science fiction to reality.
Hétérotopias - Gardens / Unknown species
‘You who build gardens, don’t make parks or green spaces, make margins. Don’t make leisure and game parks, make places of jouissance, make closures that are openings. Don’t make imaginary objects, make fictions. Don’t make representations, make empty spaces, gaps, make neutrality.’
Marin, L. (1992) Lectures traversières, Paris: Albin Michel.
HÉTÉROTOPIAS - Gardens / Unknown species : work in progress
A hybrid choreographic project, mixing dance, sculpture, media art and architecture.
The working title HéTéROTOPIAS, comes from ancient Greek: (tópos, "place") and from (heteros, "other"). Literally meaning "other place". The term was coined in 1967 by the philosopher Michel Foucault to describe the utopian micro-spaces that exist within society but outside its social norms; worlds in the world that inspire new perception and behavior.
This work continues our investigation into hybridity (plant-rock-human), an ecology of yet-undiscovered species, and mostly within the possibilities of [unwritten] future(s).
Festival FURIES, July 2022, Marsoui, QC/ OFFTA festival d'arts vivants, May 2022, Montréal, QC /Art-in-the-open, Charlottetown, P.E.I, August 2021 / Antigonight, Antigonish, N.S. Sept 2021
Supported: by the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts du Québec.