As part of the fifth edition of VIVA! Art Action, articule presents performances by Emilie Monnet and Sandra Johnston at the Ateliers Jean-Brillant. The events will highlight the work of these artists of different generations and origins yet who share an interest in working on memory.
Based in Montreal, Emilie Monnet’s interests lie in the intersection between memory, language and imagination and how memory weaves together the symbolic realms of dreams and mythology. Her work combines performance, theatre and media art, allowing her to examine the traces of history in our present.
An interdisciplinary artist Emilie Monnet founded ONISHKA in 2011 to herald performance-based work created from unique collaborations between artists of different cultures and disciplines. A graduate of Ondinnok’s First Nations Theatre training program in partnership with the National Theatre School of Canada (Montreal, 2007), Monnet has also studied media arts and holds a Masters in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution from Deusto University (Spain) and from Uppsala University (Sweden). Her artistic engagement is inspired by years of social activism with Indigenous organizations in Canada and Latin America as well as community art projects with incarcerated women and Aboriginal youth. Emilie is part Anishnaabe and French, and lives in Montreal.