Events > Publication Launch

30 Mar. 2013

Maryse Larivière: Something Has To Change

Performance & Publication Launch
2:00pm - 6:0

Taking imaginative liberties with the interview form, Maryse Larivière will be launching two new publications that discuss art and politics amidst issues of feminism and Canadian history with a little help from Margaret Trudeau and Dov Charney.

The launches will be accompanied by a performance related to the publications at 4PM.

Margaret Trudeau: There is something very girlish in that, a sort of a pillow fight. I’m thinking of people’s bedrooms, well it’s usually Passion over Reason. Wielands’s quilt has affected my actions while my emotions activated the piece.

Maryse Larivière: You were yearning for Pierre to relate to you emotionally, instead of simply engaging in an intellectual, conversational debate.

Margaret Trudeau: Hum hum

Maryse Larivière: So the quilt came in to talk to you, with you, in expressing that need, as with transitional objects?

Margaret Trudeau: I was possessed by guilt.

Maryse Larivière: That’s a good answer!

Maryse Larivière is a Canadian artist and curator based in London, Ontario whose practice shifts between dreamed realities, psychoanalytic examinations, reposts to published work, and reiterations and collaborations. Her work inhabits performance, video, sculpture and writing as well as other mediums. Her most recent exhibitions were presented at Parker Branch (London), Clint Roenisch (Toronto), and Cité des Arts (Paris). Her unorthodox art writings have appeared inEsse arts+opinions, Grace and Pages of Vapour, while upcoming publication projects include The Lake, Art New England, Pelt (OPR), and Time Sensitive (FAG). Originally from Montreal, Larivière came to Ontario as a graduate student, receiving her MFA from Guelph University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art & Visual Culture at the University of Western Ontario