Soufïa Bensaïd

photographed by caroline bolieu

Not knowing, letting it come

  • 17 September at 9:00 pm
  • 19 September at 9:30 pm – walk starting at Latitude 53
  • 20 September at 9:00 pm – performance at the Visualeyez Gala

Artistic Statement

Space, movement, rhythm, colour, and a lo-tech approach are what make up the main aspects of my work. Whether through writing, drawing, installation, performance, actions, relational or infiltrating practices, what matters is the relationship between these processes. My artistic work is first and foremost an investigation into attitudes, as opposed to any particular medium. I choose my topics based on what captivates, awakens and excites my attention. In this sense I could say my topics choose me. Being in relation/in relationship to – this is the foundation of my work. Whether it’s with an interior space or an exterior space, the relationship between oneself and an other offers a field of presence that facilitates such transmissions. As such, I am interested in the way relationships allow us to at once confront our limitations while offering opportunities for transformation.

Artistic Bio

At 5 years old I am an artist.
At 10 years old I am a detective.
At 15 years old I am a researcher.
At 20 years old I am a student of mathematics and physics.
At 25 years old I am a hydraulic engineer.
At 30 years old I am an immigrant in Canada.
At 35 years old I am free.
At 40 years old I am an artist.