After living abroad for over twenty seven months, doing projects in Europe and Latin America, Hector Canonge returned to the U.S. in early 2015. The artist’s return and his re-encounter with the city of New York are explored in this evocative performance where sound, movement and the use of particular elements mark the rhythms of his experiences.
PULSATIONS is an experiential work, based on the inner echoes found in everyday life, and on the sensorial vibrations generated by memory and experiences. Canonge’s new work -part performance, part experiment, part recollection, and part fantasy- is determined by a series of actions that intertwine a quasi narrative of the artist’s personal “beats” to life and existence.
Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist whose work incorporates the use of new-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performative narratives. In his projects and performances, he explores and treats issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery, museum or intervening directly in public spaces, his performances mediate movement, endurance, and many times ritualistic processes contextualized by his own experiences and personal history. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His visual arts projects and performance work have been exhibited and presented in museums, galleries, alternative spaces and public areas in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Artist website: www.hectorcanonge.net