Julie Bernier - Sept 2 - 15, 2016

Sitting behind the window of Chicago’s gallery ART ON ARMITAGE, the performance artist Julie Bernier will reach passersby on Armitage Avenue through a helpline service, which will be available over the two weeks of her residency. Telephones will be linked together through a direct line, and will enable a communication between people, and the artist without any time or subject restrictions.
 The most notable stories gathered by the artist during her stays in windows (Chicoutimi, Montreal, Québec, îles-de-la-Madeleine, Chicago) for the “SHOWCASE—HOTLINE” project, will eventually be released as a literary publication. This participatory proposal springs from relational and social art, poetic writing, and the unpredictability of performance art.

Julie Bernier is from Saint-Bruno-de-Kamouraska. In 2013, she received a Bachelor of Arts from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Through performance art and installation, she tries to raise social questions by taking possession of circulation places, and by stimulating interactions, and human contacts. With her work, she gets inspiration for documentary and poetic writing.