Early performances

Do you drink your tap water?
Do you drink your tap water?, La mer à v/boire, GAUM, Moncton, NB, 1991. One hour.

Pulling a garbage can of garbage water, moving in slow motion with a projection of the Irving Paper Plant in Saint John projected onto me and the wall.

Lang.Comm.Wear., Impact, Moncton, NB, 1992

Combining a soundtrack about language creation myths (projected onto the street) with how we perceive and communicate based on appearances. Two hours.

Sweet Talk
Sweet Talk, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB, 1994

Making ear prints on the floor (with vaseline), covering them with fine golden sand, then blowing the sand off to leave sand impressions of multiple ears.

Contemplations I, video performance, Symposium of Art, Sackville, NB, 1999. 15 mins.

Repetitive singing of a phrase by Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and writer.

Open (day one)
Open (two days), fado, Toronto, 2004, 4 hours each day

Sitting and listening, the work was about silence and noise, and paying attention.
photo: Paul Couillard

Out set we, LIVE Biennale of Performance Art, Vancouver, BC (45 mins/voice and original soundtracks) 2005

Short actions about caregiving, loss of ability to communicate, and the destruction of language skills.

It Speaks You
It Speaks You, OK. Quoi? A Contemporary Arts Festival, Sackville Music Hall, Sackville, NB & The Third Space Gallery, Saint John, NB (90 minutes/ original soundtracks), 2006.

It Speaks You has three characters who use speech, song, writing and silence in a cyclical attempt to explore language and how we communicate. The Speaker, the Writer and the Webmaker work with language and its social meanings using voice, markings and objects.

hackinthesack (with Ian Crutchley), Cabaret, Symposium of Art, 2006

Improvisation with hacked toys and digital sound editing. 10 minutes

Song Stations
Song Stations
, Eco-Arts Festival, Song Stations, 2008 + 2009, two days

This is a performance art work about listening deeply to the natural world, and about singing to it and in harmony with it. Participants were encouraged to vocally interact within the environment using imitation, improvisation and song. EcoFest, Cape Jourimain, NB

TransPlatitudes 2
TransPlatitudes, with Scott Rodgers, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB 2009

We each read platitudes that were computer translated back and forth between English and French to some hilarious results as both languages broke down.