Canadian Time 2 builds upon a 2006 Kirouac performance underwent at the Rijksakademie (Netherlands) where she painted time signatures on the wall in the hours awaiting the results of her program eligibility. In 2011, she translates a similar, yet more pronounced set of circumstances in a performance executed at the Receiver Festival in Charleston, SC. Alluding to the twelve-hour drive from her home in North Carolina to the Canadian border, she marries painting and tragi-comic theatre in a performance of equal duration. Simultaneously abstract and visceral, Canadian Time 2 brings life to the physical and psychological anxieties of statehood as Kirouac wrestles with the tenuous status of living as an “alien” in the US under strict and at times non-sensical immigration rules.

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  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre