‘Surrogate Circuit’ is an installation created with over 150 chairs arranged in a snail-like trail that flows in and out. The Nuit Blanche audience is encouraged to join in by walking or running through the path.
Dedicated to explore the body and social context through an interdisciplinary practice, Geneviève Sideleau frequently uses a repetitive and labour-intensive approach that investigates body/object relationships. Her obsessively recurring patterns, objects and gestures in her work are found to be hypnotic, soothing and at times disconcerting. Her practice is concerned with communicating a vision of the human condition and illustrating a duality, one that is reconstructed yet familiar, which investigates a collective memory of the quotidian while often presenting the suburban territory and the body as a predominant vessel. Geneviève Sideleau obtained her MFA in Studio Arts degree from Concordia University. She lives and works on the island of Montreal.