Rachel Echenberg

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‘Two’. Photo credit: Christian Bujold

Nine, Five and Three

Participants in this piece will manually blow up large latex structures. As individual effort and breath fill the object, it takes on elegant and comical shapes that can allude to language, organic sensual forms and/or molecular structures. The action overtakes the space, pushing bodies apart, morphing into one single object/space/language/body.

Performance locations to be announced.

  • Nine – Friday, September 18: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Five – Sunday, September 20: 2 pm – 3 pm
  • Three – Monday, September 21: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Artist statement

My performances use transformation, vulnerability and intimacy to explore the permeable boundaries between individual, social and political spaces. Using a minimalist sculptural approach, I am attempting to highlight a social structure in which we are intimately linked and mutually alienated.


Rachel Echenberg is a Montreal visual artist who works in performance, sculpture, photo and video. Since 1992 Echenberg’s work has been exhibited, performed and screened across Canada as well as internationally in Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and the United States. (Including a performance in Edmonton during Visualeyez 2002!)

Echenberg holds a BFA from the NSCAD (1993) and an MA from Dartington College of Arts in the UK (2004). Rachel Echenberg teaches art at Dawson College and is a board and programming member of VIVA! art action as well as at Optica, in Montreal.