Artist

Victoria Stanton

Victoria Stanton is a Montreal-based artist who works on-stage (text-sound-song), on-screen (performance video), in galleries and other public spaces (site-specific intervention), doing solo pieces, group actions, and one-on-one relational exchange (feeding and/or consulting). Alongside these time-based activities, she also produces photos, postcards, bookworks, installations and writes prose/poetry/non-fiction. She has performed and shown video work in festivals and arts events in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan. Her solo and collective spoken word pieces have been broadcast on regional and national radio as well as featured on a variety of spoken word and music CD compilations. Stanton's creative writing and non-fiction has been published in English- and French- language anthologies, journals and cultural/lifestyle magazines. Critical collaborative texts have appeared in numerous arts reviews. Her first book, Impure, Reinventing the Word - an examination of the practice of spoken word - was published by conundrum press in October, 2001 (co-authored with Vincent Tinguely). Her one-of-a-kind and multiple artist-books are included in various distribution programs, are held in various public collections and have been exhibited in group shows in Canada and the U.S. She has also had two interdisciplinary one-person exhibitions in Montreal. Stanton has received provincial and federal artists' grants to produce performance, video, installation, and literary works.

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