Opening Reception and Performance
*The artist begins her durational performance at 7:00PM
Based in Montreal, Vicky Sabourin combines installation and performance to create durational tableau vivant. Her work delves into the multiple layers of her own identity, pulling stories from fairy tales, mythology, and her own family history. She often uses seduction and desire to stimulate a strong emotional response in the viewer and considers herself an image maker. Warmblood explores the intensely intimate relationships between human and horse and considers the potency of this noble animal as symbolic motif, emblematic of the power of dynamic man attempts to exert upon the world. The artist’s performance and its vestige as installation meditate upon the fantasized figure of the cowboy, imprinted in our collective imagination through cinema, television, print media, and, literature, and investigates the link between rider and horse, wilderness and control.
IMAGE: Vicky Sabourin, Warmblood performance documentation, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.