OBORO and Festival Accès Asie have joined forces once again for the production and broadcast short-term residency, Intervalles, and present the immersive work Approchez, je vous raconterai ce que j’ai oublié by artist An-Laurence.
In this participative performance, An-Laurence tells the story of her adoption, from her birth in China to her arrival in Quebec. The performance personifies a collective memory belonging to those adopted in China under the family planning policy, better known in the West as the one-child policy.
In a space filled with artifacts, the artist will perform stories she has created from this collective memory. The audience is invited to listen to her stories and participate in their telling.
Through performance and media creation, An-Laurence seeks to solubilize her current identity with her forgotten experience. A delicate and contemporary reflection emerges from the complex identity of those who have been adopted.
The participatory dimension of this performance, which cannot take place as originally planned, will result in a written letter that the audience will receive at home. These letters will contain part of her work.
Approchez, je vous raconterai ce que j’ai oublié by An-Laurence contains a delayed participatory dimension. Originally, the performance invited the audience to interact with the artist. Since the online format does not allow the physical presence of an audience, An-Laurence will prepare 100 letters (in French) containing part of her work which will be sent to 100 recipients in Canada. To become a recipient, please complete this form before May 16, 2021 the day after the performance.
We look forward to writing to you!
An-Laurence is an artist and musician whose practice integrates performance and multimedia. Since a significant event compelled her to reassess the place of her adoption in her life, she has used art and auto-ethnography to explore her identity and seek meaning in her adoption experience, notably by creating the interactive multimedia installation Confidences en trois temps (2018) and the performance Approchez, je vous raconterai ce que j’ai oublié (2020-2021). An-Laurence is also active as a performer / guitarist in contemporary music. Mainly interested in the relational aspect of art work, and the creative process, An-Laurence is inspired by subjects such as identity, communication, and living together.
An-Laurence – Artist and musician