October 23, 2015 - 9:30 am

Location: Royal Canadian Legion

Vicky Sabourin worked for 3 months creating a felted horse in her bedroom. Every morning, she had to step over the horse to get out of bed. Through that unusual proximity, a strange kinship developed between her and the felted horse. Living with a horse in my bedroom is an artist talk that will take you behind the scenes, in the very intimate process and production of the piece Warmblood. Sabourin will share her personal and extensive archive that branches from DIY felting videos, hoof dissections on YouTube to strange selfies and absurd moments like digging a horse grave in her brother’s backyard. The anecdotes related to this piece are unusual; some are lighthearted while others are gruesome. The presentation will be casual, intimate and anecdotal.

Vicky Sabourin is a Montreal-based artist. She completed her MFA at Concordia University and received her BFA from Université Laval and l’École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Marseille. Her work has been shown in galleries, artist run centers and museums in Canada, the United States, in France, Italy and Portugal. In 2014 she exhibited Warmblood at the Galerie Trois Points and Does it hurt you to hunt it during the exhibition Re: Faire comme si at the Maison des Arts de Laval. During her solo show at the artist run center Circa (Montreal 2013) she presented a diorama in which she performed for 150 hours over a period of 25 days. In 2012, she exhibited her work at the Musée Régional de Rimouski. Vicky Sabourin has taken part in performance festivals in Canada and in the United States at the Contaminate 3 Live Art Festival in Boston. She was awarded Scholarships and grants including the Canada Art Council (CAC), Conseil des arts du Québec (CALQ) and FQRSC. Recently, she was nominated for the Pierre Ayot price (2014) as the emerging artist of the year.