Performative Spaces: Art by Stéphane Gilot
Pièce pour cinq interprètes, lumière rose et silence, installation
Stéphane Gilot is a prolific artist working in a number of different mediums including installation, construction, and film. Stéphane was born in Belgium and has been living and working in Montreal, Quebec, for the last 20 years.
Stéphane’s works are highly conceptual and frequently feature both a physically constructed element and a performative element. A recent work entitled Acts Without Words involved a room-like space, painted an odd, dark pink. The viewer was invited into the space to see firsthand several performer’s reactions to the space and to each other.
I’m really interested in the way that Stéphane creates these performative spaces with both physical architecture and human movement and reaction in mind. The spaces themselves are beautiful and fully immersive. They have the appearance of something out of a classic sci-fi movie production, usually monochromatic with smooth, geometric edges.