Geneviève et Matthieu

The duo Geneviève & Matthieu, from Rouyn-Noranda in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, started working in the late 1990s. Their work combines art, performance, music and everyday life. Playing on interdisciplinarity, from happenings to musical composition, and from performance to installation, this duo creates collective representations and stagings of social tableaux that are at times  festive, but always human.


Since 2001, their catalogue of recordings includes five titles. Between the baroque, abstract expressionism and arte povera, their works have been presented over forty times in Québec, across Canada, the United States, France and Belgium. Actively involved in their community, Geneviève & Mathieu have been developing the artist-run centre l'Écart and the Biennale d'art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda for over 20 years. They take a critical look at past and current artistic movements: DIY culture, conceptual art and performance art. Through residencies, public dissemination and the experience of a body that bounces, transforms and blends into art, their works are constantly evolving.


Driven by the human spirit, their creative process proposes a living art that challenges the usual modes of presentation by changing the place, the duration, and the way of exhibiting and performing.