Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte | Operation Yellow Helmet Perk
One of the benefits of being an artist-run centre is having talented artists on our Board. They bring enthusiasm for VIVO’s mission, a dedication to making us more successful, and an artist’s perspective to guide our plans and policies.
Mariane joined VIVO’s Board in February 2014 and has been active on our Fundraising Committee, HR Task Force, and is our PAARC Rep. She’s also the person behind our Operation Yellow Helmet graphics and video.
Thank you Mariane for your commitment to VIVO and for making a difference in Vancouver’s cultural community.
Artist bio |Mariane is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator based in Vancouver. She completed an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University. Her artistic and curatorial projects have been shown throughout Canada and, more recently, internationally. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Coalesce Performance Festival (Ottawa, 2015); Through a Window, Audain Gallery (Vancouver, 2015); Deformes Performance Biennale (Valdivia, Chile, 2014); Intersite Festival (Calgary, 2014); Langague/Language (Arprim, Montréal, 2014). Recent curatorial projects include: Acts of Spatial Decolonization, Decoy and Balcone (Vancouver, 2015); Glissements de terrains, Capture Photography Festival (Vancouver, 2015); and Collective Walks/Spaces of Contestation, UNIT/PITT (Vancouver 2013-14). She has contributed articles to Inter: art actuel, Decoy, Esse: art & opinions and C Magazine and recently published the artists’ book Tracts through Publication Studio Vancouver. Mariane is currently curating an Art and Community Reading Group Discussion series at UNIT/PITT as part of the 2055 programs.
Mariane has donated prints of her piece, I Would Like to Revolutionize But I Am Stuck With Reform, as a perk in our Operation Yellow Helmet Campaign. Help build a better VIVO through your donation.Purchase I Would Like to Revolutionize But I Am Stuck With Reform
Title: I Would Like to Revolutionize But I Am Stuck With Reform
Size: 12”X 12” diptych (unframed)
Medium: Gouache on paper
Framing Required Perk: 10
Board Bundle Perk: 3
Class Warfare: Up to 5
Framing Required Perk: $125
Board Bundle Perk: $300 (also includes works by Matilda Aslizadeh and Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda.)
Class Warfare: $150 (a diverse collection of perks)
I Would Like to Revolutionize But I Am Stuck With Reform is part of the ongoing series of print, performance and installation-based works that examines the tensions existing between one’s revolutionary dreams and the realities of the politico-institutional instruments governing social life. The work appropriates a quote from Lucy Lippard and its form plays with the of performativity of activist referents.
Photos from related performances:
I Would Like to Revolutionize But I Am Stuck With Reform / Je veux une révolution mais je dois me contenter d’une réforme, Installation and site-specific performances, Arprim, Montreal,2014. Photo: Christian Bujold, courtesy of Arprim.
I Would Like to Revolutionize but I am Stuck With Reform, site-specific performances (series of performative walks), Intersite Festival, Calgary, 2014. Photo courtesy of Intersite Festival.