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    Christian Messier

 

Christian Messier, Canada

Born in 1976, living and working in Montreal

The material in my performanceʼs work is the possibility of body. I create poetic structures of actions with this unstable
anguage. Sometime I eat an onion to cry, drink beer and vomit later, use endurence, force or flexibility of my body, make
sound with my voice, light fire on myself, etc.

This proximity of my own body is just help me to communicate the powerfull flame that I feel when I create. But beind that
raw love for art appear a rigorous logical structure who support the piece and let emerge sense. Now, there is a
continuous strike between rigid sense and unstable sensation. What I am searching in art is this moment when in a piece,
itʼs become impossible to mix or separate sense and sensation.

I am living and working in Québec city and just finish my master degree at Laval University. I am also very involved in Le
Lieu, the art center of Richard Martel, and I am travelling sometime with theme. I have participate recently at some
exchanges in Poland, Ireland, Argentina and Cuba. I have also participate at some exhibitions and event in Québec like
the Rencontre Internationale dʼart performance de Québec in 2000 and 2002, Manif dʼart 3 in 2005, DSM -V+ in 2006 for
what I just recieve a price from the council of culture of the city of Quebec.
 

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