Genevieve Blais was born in 1977. She published her first collection of poetry, l’incident se répète (the incident repeats itself), with Poetes de brousse in 2007. She completed a Master’s in Creative Writing, in which she explored interweaving of languages and their contamination (of spiritualists and of others) through the slant of a video installation. In collaboration with visual artist Johannie Blais, she created several multidisciplinary works, including the video performance Et vrac (And Bulk), and Obtura, a video installation based on her collection of poetry l’incident se repete. Genevieve Blais is currently at work on her second book and on one installation—both of which are inspired by China, where she spent the past two years.