Victoria Stanton is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher/curator/educator who works with live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Continually exploring within diverse media, while the outward results of these processes may manifest in a multiplicity of forms, performance is the invariable core of her research. Considered a pioneer of transactional practices in Quebec, Stanton has presented exhibitions, performances, infiltrating/relational actions, and films/videos in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia, Japan and Mexico. As a published author, and one third of the TouVA Collective (comprised of Anne Bérubé, Sylvie Tourangeau and Stanton) her new book, The 7th Sense (co-authored by the collective), develops salient notions on how performance is practiced and on the question of “the performative.”
As an AiR, Victoria intends to collectively explore the roles of rest (slowness, stillness, spaces of pause and interval), connection to place (the way we invest of ourselves in the environments that frame our day-to-day activities both professionally and personally) and walking (an everyday activity that at once serves a practical function but also allows for freedom and fluidity of thought), as parallel forms of creative and intellectual expression that through a series of performative encounters, workshops, presentations, dialogues, and classroom initiatives, can enhance pedagogical methods while providing valuable tools for social engagement and change.