Nataliya Petkova (BG/CA) La mariee mise a nue par le binaire (The bride stripped bare again by the binary)

Performance, 2015

La mariée remise à nu par le binaire is a hybrid performance in which a robotic structure takes over the human vocal system in order to compose coded speech. Acting solely as a complex resonance box, the performer’s body is subjugated to the machine’s will to communicate with mutated generative speech. The work emerged from research on identity, language, translation and media transmutations, through the lens of ‘pataphysics’ (the science of exceptions and imaginary solutions). The project was made possible thanks to the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec, David St-Onge (robotics), LPM and Alexandre Burton (code), and Steve Theroux (medical).

Nataliya Petkova (BG/CA)

Nataliya Petkova is a multidisciplinary artist working with electronics, sound art, code and text, performance, and video. She holds a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from École des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (France), as well as an M.A. degree in new media from Laval University (Quebec, Canada). Since 2008, her works have been shown in many solo and collective exhibitions, festivals, conferences and residencies in Canada, the USA, Europe and Africa. In 2013, she received the Videre award for her exhibition Pata…graphies. Petkova is an active member and administrator on the board of Avatar, a centre for audio and electronic art in Quebec City, Canada. She currently lives and works in Montreal.