Coalesce: Performance Art Festival

September 3 - September 5, 2015

Fourteen Canadian performance artists are coming together to perform, play and practice body politics, site-specificity and cultural embodiment through acts of dance, cooking and rebirth.

Coalesce: Performance Art Festival is a four-day festival celebrating Canadian performance art in Ottawa.

Daring to challenge the definition of performance art as a medium historically rooted in the body, the featured artists will push beyond the boundaries of what constitutes performance by performing through culture, literature and gender.

In an effort to literally and metaphorically coalesce, the festival will exemplify the ways in which performance art can foster a broader dialogue for creative and social growth in the nation’s capital.

Curated by

Jacyln Meloche

Artists in the exhibition

Aymara Alvarado Lang, Maxime Boisvert-Huneault, Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, Anne Marie Dumouchel, Anna J. Eyler, Lilly Koltun, Nicolas Lapointe, Stephanie Nadeau, Rah, Anthony Sauvé, Simon Schlesinger, Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre, Cara Tierney and Étienne Tremblay-Tardif


Co-presented with PDA Projects, SAW Gallery, and AXENÉO7