© Christian Bujold 2014..
I am a multidisciplinary artist mostly interested by performance art and the multiple forms that it can take like, intervention, manoeuvre, video and photo. I wish to explore the various relations of the body toward different spaces, contexts and the body of the others. Often, my performances tend to reach the public physically.
Since the beginning of my artistic practice, the ideas of traces and apparitions of the body are centrals. Through different strategies of incarnation, dissimulation, representation, interrelation and responsiveness, I seek to engage participants in opened instinctive, poetic and somatic experiences. I tend to explore different themes like death, memory loss, disappearance or evanescence of the mind and body, the search of the self through the search of the other or the capacity of the body to act upon his environment and his territory.
I like to deal with the notions of effort, endurance and to work to execute given tasks in order to jeopardize the idea of control. I am particularly interested in elements, objects and actions that create tensions, frictions, expectations and suspense. I am strongly interested in the formal aspect of my pieces and in their relational and In situ character. The work can never be the same twice.
Christian Bujold works as a performance artist, teacher and curator. Based in Montreal (CAN), he has presented his work locally (Québec city-Montreal) and in multiples international festivals as well, like TIME in Den Haag (Netherlands), Performance Crossing in Prague (Czech Republic), M:ST8 in Calgary (Canada), CIPAF (Cyprus), Visualeyez in Edmonton (Canada), 7a*11d in Toronto (Canada), Exist-ence 5 in Brisbane (Australia), Viva! Art Action in Montreal (Canada) among other occasions in Spain, Greece, United-States and Finland. He is former president of the board of DARE DARE artist run center in Montreal, that support and produce new art practices in public spaces. Furthermore, he is an administrator on the board of Viva! Art Action performance festival where he also acted as a curator for the last three editions. He obtained his master’s degree in visual and media art in 2011.