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LES INTERPRÈTES

documentary video performances by teenagers newly immigrated to Quebec

For six weeks, the artist is creating a series performances with 16 teenagers who have just recently arrived to Canada. These actions, which are imagined and produced around the students’ experiences and opinions, are performed in front of a camera through the use of different documentary and performative conventions. Week after week, processes and concepts such as interviewing, hommages, confidentiality, verbatim, speculation and testimonials are explored and embodied by the students.
Les Interprètes is a precious moment in which these teenagers are given back authorship and control of their own narrative and representation.

This work is made in collaboration with the Centre Turbine centreturbine.org/les-interpretes, thanks to the funding of Fonds dédiés aux écoles publiques, provided by the City of Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal arrondissement.

IMAGES FROM THE PERFORMANCES / IN PROGRESS


Thank you to the Jeanne-Mance High school's support.
Special thanks to Professor Farid Benzenati, for his kindness and patience.

Credits for two first images: Dominic Morissette provided by Centre Turbine.

ATHLÉIMNEACHT

the Resilience Archive / Part 1

The Resilience Archive is an ongoing artwork structured in 3 parts. Each part presents the stories and images of a lineage of resilience. Part 1 entitled Athléimneacht follows the Lavery/Hennessey family. Containing video, audio, performance, images and historical records, Athléimneach evolves around the militancy of Susana Hennessey (health equity & social justice - California, USA) and Bobby Lavery (Belfast city council, Republican Long Kesh prisonner - Belfast, NI U.K.).

This work and hommage unfolds visually in different ways according to space or platform.

IMAGES, VIDEO STILLS & HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS (some belonging to the Linen Hall's Troubled Images Exhibition archive) PART OF Athléimneacht.



This project was partly funded by les Offices jeunesses internationaux du Québec.

RIVIÈRES

documentary performances by 8 citizens of Côte-des-Neiges borough

Rivières is an ongoing series of documentary performances created by visual artist Veronica Mockler and theatre artist Sofia Blondin. This work situates itself at the crossroads of performance art, documentary and installation. Presented in its staged environments are citizens and their important life narrative. The documentary performances of Rivières consist of two main elements : a soundtrack playing the testimony of a citizen, and the physical presence of this very citizen in front of an audience. Rivières’ first edition took place in Côte-des-Neiges’ community center and featured 8 individuals who live and work in this borough. Rivières is a work that can be commissioned in any neighborhood, community, town or institution.
Information on Rivières' first edition, part of Montreal's 375th anniversary can be found at : rivieres375mtl.com. Visit www.visible.exposed for more information on Veronica Mockler and Sofia Blondin's collective.

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION OF RIVIÈRES IN CÔTE-DES-NEIGES.


Documentation of Rivières on December 15th, 2017 in Centre Communautaire de Loisir de Côte-des-Neiges.

CANVASSERS

single-channel video / HD color + sound / 15:28 min

Mich and Marshall are asked to share a personal story in front of a camera. Both participants come to experience a unified understanding of events when one’s story is orally taken on by the other. This continuous one-shot 15-minute documentary performance demonstrates our empathetic capacity as individuals. This piece was made in response to recent scientific findings that demonstrate that a 10-minute active one-on-one conversation between two individuals can durably reduce longstanding ingrained prejudice.¹
These findings inspired this performance for video in addition to bringing an empirical premise to the artist’s constant use of human interaction as a conceptual and political device.

EXCERPT


Canvassers has been featured in solo exhibition of the artist in Redding Flagg Gallery, (2017) Toronto Canada.
Canvassers has been presented part of Future Perfect / Arts and Technology Biennial (2018) New London, U.S.A.
This work is distributed non-exclusively by Videographe | videographe.org
For more information about the work please contact info@videographe.org

¹ Science Mag 08 Apr 2016 | Vol. 352, Issue 6282, pp. 220-224 | DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9713 | Authors : David Broockman | Joshua Kalla

CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ

single-channel video / HD color + sound / 09:58 min

This work borrows its title from famous French documentary classic CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ (directed by Edouard Morin and Jean Rouch, 1961). In a similar way to its predecessor, this contemporary Québécois take on cinema vérité also presents a youth particular to its time, place and economic status. CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ (directed by Veronica Mockler, 2016) documents the conversation of three white and young privileged individuals belonging to a typical Western world demographic. The issues raised by this somewhat captivating group of friends constitute the artist’s critique. The futility of their interaction, though entertaining at first, slowly becomes alarming for anyone viewing the work. How these young people have the luxury to be solely concerned with their hair colour is the reality the works aims to expose and subvert.

EXCERPT


Chronique d'un été has been presented part of Women Cinemakers Biennial / Official Selection (2018) Berlin, Germany.
Chronique d'un été has been presented part of GSTAAD Art Film Festival / Official Selection (2017) Montevideo, Uruguay.

TEASER : LES INTERPRÈTES



S / O to Les Interprètes

Mention of Les Interprètes in Montreal's Metro Journal. Documentation provided by Centre Turbine. Thank you Dominic Morissette for the great documentation and Charlotte Lopez for s/o!

Official Selection in WomenCinemakers Biennale 2018

Chronique d'un été has been selected for Women Cinemakers' special edition featuring women performance artists and independent filmmakers from around the world. Women Cinemakers are devoting space in their special edition to a personal interview about my practice, that will come out soon!

Art and Life with Veronica Mockler / full article in Boston Voyager's Thought-Provokers

Full feature article on my practice in Boston Voyager's Thought-Provokers Series. CHECK IT OUT ツ : bostonvoyager.com/interview/art-life-veronica-mockler/

6 week artist residency with CENTRE TURBINE and students from École Jeanne-Mance

Six-week residency starting April 2018 with awesome Turbine Centre for the creation and dissemination of new performance work entitled : Les Interpretes - Very very excited. I will be working with teenagers who have recently arrived to Canada, and who are in the process of learning french. Turbine is an art creation center involved in training, research, and the dissemination of current practices in art and pedagogy. The multidisciplinary approach is implemented by developing joint projects with various education, artistic and community organizations. Turbine offers spaces where artists and art educators can collaborate by way of training workshops, pedagogical creation projects, colloquiums, artist residency programs, and publications.

Nadav Assor presenting Canvassers to biennial attendees.

Curator and Professor Nadav Assor giving a talk on my work Canvassers to the artists and researchers of the 16th Biennial of Arts & Tech's conference. Exhibition opens tonight, Friday Feb. 16th @ 4PM.

Travel Grant + Fellowship!

Thank you to this third travel grant from Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec allowing me to head down to New London/Boston area for amazing INTERSECTIONS : 16th Biennial.
Special thanks to The Ammerman Center Independent Fellowship for their support. The Ammerman's fellowship is a program supported by the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology and the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College. The program awards artists and scholars who demonstrate excellence in their work, and a commitment to their careers and artistic communities.

Group exhibition : FUTURE PERFECT

Canvassers will be part of FUTURE PERFECT a group exhibition curated by Nadav Assor. FUTURE PERFECT includes a roster of artists from around the world, whose work explores the complex forces pushing and pulling our technological culture, and our own identities within it. Their work speculates on present and future fusions and intersections between our rich internal worlds, our bodies, our relationships [...]

Exhibition opens on Feb. 15th in Hygienic Gallery @ 4PM.

Angela Ferraiolo
Eunsu Kang
Erin Gee and Alex Lee
Luis Mejico
Ricardo Miranda
Veronica Mockler
Shalev Moran, Mushon Zer-Aviv and Milana Gitzin-Adiram
Juan Pablo Pacheco
Mina Rafiee
Joyce Rudinsky
Laura Skocek and Christoph Gruber
Jack Stenner
Jeff Thompson
Jenny Vogel

Rivières is opening this week!

Series of documentary performances I have been working on for the past 8 months is opening on Dec. 15 in CDN! 8 individuals, 8 lives. So grateful to be working with brilliant folks who trust me enough to participate in this new production. Co-created by myself and fab Sofia Blondin, in collab with Emile Lafortune, this project was funded by the City of Montreal's 375th anniv and TEC program.

Self-portraiture and Selfie class with Refugee Women & Kids

Giving intro art class to Refugee women & kids facilitated by Action Refugies Montreal's scope of action.

Weekly column on CISM 89.3 Les Étangs d'art

I am now an official columnist on Les Étangs d'art, the contemporary art radio show of Montréal! Tune in on CISM 89.3 FM every Tuesday mornin 10:30 AM.

Now offering a workshop on Performance Art @ Centre TURBINE

I will now be offering an Initiation to Performance Art workshop for Centre Turbine in Montreal QC Canada. Turbine is an art creation center involved in training, research, and the dissemination of current practices in art and pedagogy.

CANVASSERS in INTERSECTIONS : 16th BIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

Canvassers has been selected to be part of INTERSECTIONS : 16th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology at the Ammerman Center for the Arts at Connecticut College. Featured events include a keynote address by Krzysztof Wodiczko AND * featured exhibition by Natalie Bookchin *! 2018 Biennial : February 15th, 16th and 17th.

A SERIES OF DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCES

Rivières is opening of Dec. 15th in Côte-des-Neiges | RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS ONLINE :
Facebook | rivieres375mtl.com

VISIBLE.exposed

VISIBLE is the fruit of a collaboration between Sofia Blondin and myself. VISIBLE the art collective focuses on the individual’s position within society. Documentary processes are at the basis of their work. For more information on VISIBLE, visit visible.exposed.

SHOOTING A NEW VIDEO WORK.

Image still from video-critique I am developping on important man and their ties. More to come!

CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ IN MONTEVIDEO URUGUAY!

CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ // single channel | colour + sound | 09:58 minutes | 2016
has been selected for GSTAADFILM 2018 Art Film Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The work is being translated in Spanish! Festival is on November 16-17-18, 2017.

This work borrows its title from famous French documentary classic CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ (directed by Edouard Morin and Jean Rouch, 1961). In a similar way to its predecessor, this contemporary Québécois take on cinema vérité also presents a youth particular to its time, place and economic status. CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ (directed by Veronica Mockler, 2016) documents the conversation of three young privileged white individuals belonging to a typical Western world demographic. The issues raised by this somewhat captivating group of friends constitute the artist’s critique. The futility of their interaction, though entertaining at first, slowly becomes alarming for anyone viewing the work. How these young people have the luxury to be solely concerned with their hair color is the reality the works aims to expose and subvert.

INTERVIEWS IN BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND / RESEARCH FALL 2017

Heading up to Belfast, Northern Ireland for research project on lineage of resilience. Interviewing former Sinn Fein Belfast City Council Member (New Lodge rep.) and sentenced Long Kesh prisoner, Bobby Lavery as well as Susana Hennessey, retired Educator of Community Health Equity / Population Health Division (San Francisco Department of Public Health, California) and Supervisor at La Clinica de La Raza (1979-1992).

This project was partly funded by les Offices jeunesses internationaux du Québec.
Image source: republican-news.org/archive/2000/January27/27evic.html

DONATING A WORK TO GALERIE GALERIE . WEB FUNDRAISER!

Donating a series of .jpeg collages for Galerie Galerie . web Fundraiser Auction on August 31th 2017 @ Eastern Bloc | easternbloc.ca . Buy your tickets to encourage this pioneering/fabulous Montreal cyber art space and participate in Digital Art Montreal initiative. | www.galeriegalerieweb.com

RIVIÈRES IS NOW FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL THEATER SCHOOL OF CANADA'S T.E.C. PROGRAM!

The National Theatre School of Canada created permanent funds in several community foundations across Canada in order to support, in perpetuity, artistic projects conceived and produced by its’ alumni. The TEC (Theatre Engaging Communities) therefore serves to fund these projects, on condition that they are innovative in form or content and build ties with the community. This program combines the pursuit of artistic excellence with the determination to strengthen theatre’s social impact. | ent-nts.ca/en/tec

FIRST MONTH OF INTERVIEWING FOR RIVIÈRES

Sofia and I have finished our first month of interviews with citizens of Côte-des-Neiges (CDN). We've met and discussed with folks in their homes and work environments. Folks who have lived in the borough their entire lifes, who are transiting in CDN or have just only recently arrived. Powerful and insightful. We're spending an hour with each person, we're getting to know them -they tell us about themselves.

SCREENING OF THE LEFT POINT IN DAZIBAO MONTREAL!

Dazibao is screening THE LEFT POINT alongside works of Kathryn Elkin and Anna Hawkins as part of THIS IS NOT A LECTURE #4 - an outreach activity for exhibition TELEVISION curated by France Choinière and LUX (UK). Fabulous works on until June 17th, 2017. | dazibao.org

CANVASSERS IS GOING INTO DISTRIBUTION WITH VIDÉOGRAPHE!

CANVASSERS is going into distribution with one of Canada’s biggest and long-standing experimental film and video-art distributor : VIDÉOGRAPHE (CANADA). Very happy to be partnering up with this amazing Montreal institution! This distribution is non-exclusive. For any inquiries regarding this work, for both national or international showings, please contact : info@videographe.org | videographe.org

RESEARCH IN ICELAND

In Iceland during March 2017 gathering material for upcoming video essay on volcanoes and Donald Trump.

SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING IN REDDING FLAGG GALLERY [TORONTO, CANADA]

CANVASSERS curated by Christophe Barbeau is opening this Tuesday February 14th in Redding Flagg Gallery Toronto, Canada. Exhibition opening is on Tuesday the 14th from 6PM to 11PM. Very exciting exhibition installation work curatorial work by Christophe. It has been such a pleasure working with R/F Gallery!




Veronica Mockler (b. 1991) grew up in Québec, Canada’s French-speaking province. She graduated from Concordia University in 2015 (Studio Arts / Intermedia) after working and living abroad in the Republic of Ireland to complete her degree. Veronica has since been based in Montreal, where she lives and works as an interdisciplinary artist. Her work is said to stand at the crossroads of art, documentary and advocacy. Mockler’s work has been distributed and featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals, namely: Intersections 16th Biennial Arts and Technology (New London, CT, U.S.A.), Gstaad International Art Film Festival (Montevideo, Uruguay), Centre Turbine, Dazibao, Eastern Bloc, Vidéographe (Montreal, Canada), Redding Flagg Gallery (Toronto, Canada), La Biennale Manif. d’Art Internationale (Québec, Canada). Veronica has worked as a facilitator (Leonard and Bina Ellen, Action Refugié Montréal) in addition to receiving private (Ann Duncan Award, CUSRA, and more) public (City of Montreal, MEESR Bursary, LOJIQ Grant, and more) funding for her art and research (Ireland, Northern Ireland).

IN SHORT :

Basically, I think people are cool and important — I want them to be seen and heard.

IN FRENCH :

La reconnaissance de l’autre, c’est à dire : lui faire face, entendre sa voix, voir son visage, ressentir son émotion; quoi que perçu comme un échange élémentaire, consiste en un moment précieux, qui devient aujourd’hui, de plus en plus complexifié. La fragmentation de nos interactions sur une multitude de médias ainsi que l’avènement global de législations xénophobes, sont deux exemples d’enjeux actuels qui pointent à la précarité du contact humain. Dans mon travail, l'entrevue documentaire est un dispositif dont je me sers pour redonner foi en l’autre. En acceptant de se présenter avec authenticité et honnêteté, les individus que je mets en scène dans ma pratique ont une proximité avec le public qui est directe. Leur présence assumée nous transforme, nous politise. Mon travail se situe à la croisée entre l’art, le documentaire et l’engagement social.

IN LONGER :

Through video, performance and interview, I work with individuals to present their reality to diverse audiences in order to socially challenge these given audiences. Through my projects, I hope to fill part of the gap that technology imposes between real human interaction and virtual media connectedness. I believe art is one of the rare remaining occasions in which human relatability can genuinely occur. This is why I use face-to-face performance, documentary testimony and the concept of hommage as tools to dismantle prejudice. I am driven by the idea that the direct presence of someone is politically transformative. I believe someone’s existence and opinions are worthy of art; are worthy of the art space; are worthy of the art world. I personally hold any art production socially accountable and thereby dedicate my practice to the overthrow of rigid conservative ideals while attempting to deconstruct my own privilege, by putting forth work that empowers other individuals. I develop projects in and out of the gallery space by inviting stigmatized agents into the white cube, and connoisseurs into the real world. I develop projects in and out of the gallery space and am always looking for new collaborators.

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cv veronica mockler
artist | b. 1991, based in Montreal CANADA
veronica.florence.mockler@gmail.com

education
Independent study, University College Cork, Cork IRELAND, 2014
BFA in Studio Arts / Intermedia Cyberarts, conferred with Distinction, Concordia University, Montréal CANADA, 2011-14
College Diploma (DEC), CEGEP Sainte-Foy, Fine Arts program, graduated with honors, Québec, CANADA 2008-2010

distribution
VIDÉOGRAPHE, official distributor, non-exclusive, 2017

solo / duo exhibitions
Les Interpretes, TURBINE CENTRE, Montreal, CANADA, 2018

Rivières, 375th ANNIVERSARY OF MONTREAL, CELO Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal CANADA, 2017

Canvassers, REDDING FLAGG GALLERY, curated by Christophe Barbeau, Toronto CANADA, 2017

Chronique d’un été, POP MONTREAL, in collab. with writer Nick Williams, Montréal CANADA, 2015

selected exhibitions + screenings
Chronique d'un été, WOMEN CINEMAKERS, Official Selection, Berlin, Germany, 2018

Canvassers, FUTURE PERFECT, curated by Nadav Assor, 16th Biennial Symposium on Arts & Technology, New London, U.S.A., 2018

Chronique d’un été, GSTAADFILM FESTIVAL, Official Selection, Montevideo URUGUAY, 2017

Deskjob, EASTERN BLOC, 1er anniversaire de GalerieGalerie.web, Montréal CANADA, 2017

The Left Point, DAZIBAO, This is not a lecture #4, curated by France Choinière, Montréal CANADA, 2017

The Marvellous, EASTERN BLOC, Oro, Montréal CANADA, 2014

23 / 03 / 2014, GALERIE 514 BELGO, Active Lens, Montréal CANADA, 2014

Living Rooms, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, curated by Laurent Viau Lapointe, Montréal CANADA, 2014

The Second Listing, LOCK GALLERY, Doubletake, curated by Naakita Feldman-Kiss, Montréal CANADA, 2014

The Creative Treatment of Actuality, LOCK GALLERY, Video Lock, curated by Stephanie Creaghan, Montréal CANADA, 2013

The Creative Treatment of Actuality, THE BLACK LODGE, Boy Meets Girl, Montréal CANADA, 2013

D’Api, LA VITROLA, You Can Dance If You Want To, Montréal CANADA, 2013

Tourner sur un dix cennes, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, curated by Collectif Beaux-Enfants, Montréal CANADA, 2013

Qp Collective, VAV GALLERY, QP, curated by Erin Silver, Montréal CANADA, 2012

L’aparté, MANIF. INTERNATIONALE D’ART DE QUÉBEC, Extramuro, curated by Martin Boisseau, Québec CANADA, 2012

research + residencies
Lineage of Resilience, research and development, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND, 2017

Research and development, Reykjavik ICELAND, 2017

The Left Point, with the generous help of the Digital Art Studio Belfast (DAS), Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND, 2016

Research, PERFORMA 13 Visual Performance Art Biennial, New York U.S.A., 2013

awards + funding
Les Offices de Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec, Travel Grant, 2018

Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity, Independent Fellowship program, 2018

Theatre Engaging Communities : The National Theatre School of Canada's (TEC) grant, in collab. with artist Sofia Blondin, 2017

Les Offices de Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec, Travel Grant, 2017

vive 375e MTL, City of Montreal, in collab. with artist Sofia Blondin, CELO Côte-des-Neiges, Production Grant, 2017

Les Offices de Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec, Travel Grant, 2016

Jeune Volontaire Funding Program, Gouvernement du Québec, Production Grant, 2016

Alumni Association for the Arts, Concordia University, Dissemination Grant, 2015

MEESR Travel and Exchange Bursary, Gouvernement du Québec, Travel Grant, 2014

CUSRA Research Award, HEXAGRAM, Research & Development Assistance Grant, 2014

Ann Duncan Award administered by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Travel and Tuition Award, 2013

Fine Art Student Alliance, Special Project Grant, Concordia University, Dissemination Grant, 2012

Honorary Bursary of Fine Arts, La Fondation du Cégep Sainte-Foy de Québec, 2011

work + outreach
Weekly column on CISM 89.3 Les Étangs d’art, the radio show on visual arts in Montreal, Montreal CANADA, 2018

Twin, Action Réfugiés Montréal, CANADA, 2017

Co-Founder of VISIBLE, Canadian artist collective specialized in documentary performance and social work, Montreal CANADA, 2017

Guest Artist, artist talk, DAZIBAO during Television exhibition, Montreal CANADA, 2017

Content Creator, Videographer and Editor of exhibition and promotional video material, DAZIBAO, Montreal CANADA, 2014-15

Outreach Coordinator, DAZIBAO, Montreal CANADA, 2014-15

Education Assistant and Guide, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal CANADA, 2015

Research Assistant, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal CANADA, 2014

Research Assistant, Leila Sujir, Sandee interface, HEXAGRAM, Montreal CANADA, 2014

Guest Artist, Intro course of Intermedia Cyberarts Department, Concordia University, Montreal CANADA, 2014

Co-Curator of Active Lens Montréal, Montreal CANADA, 2013

© 2011-2018 Veronica Mockler.
For any inquiries,
please contact the artist herself :
veronica.florence.mockler@gmail.com

Or her distributor VIDÉOGRAPHE at :
info@videographe.org

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Exhibition View

INTERSECTIONS : 16th Biennial Symposium of Art & Technology (New London, Connecticut USA)

Title of work : Canvassers
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 15:24 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Presented on 46inch 1080p screen in main gallery
Exhibition space : Hygienic Gallery
Programming/Curation : Nadav Assor, Ammerman Center of Arts and Technology
Nature of exhibition : Group, multimedia (video, installation, performance)
Dates : Feb 16th - March 3rd 2018

Screening

in GSTAAD Art Film Festival (Montevideo, URUGUAY)

Title of work : Chronique d’un été
Description of work : Single-channel video
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 09:55 minutes
Year of completion : 2016
Exhibition setting : GSTAAD Art Film Festival 2017
Exhibition space : Screening in Centro Cultural Terminal Goes, Montevideo
Nature of exhibition : Official Selection
Dates : November 2017
Jury members : Anna Bella, Delwyn Mooney and Mimi Doran

The Creative Treatment of Actuality

Single-channel | Colour High-Definition | Sound | 08:00 minutes | 2013

This work was part of VIDEO LOCK : UNE PROJECTION D'ART VIDEO MONTRÉALAIS presented in September 2013 in LOCK GALLERY, Montreal Canada. The exhibition was curated by Stephanie Creaghan and Stephen Korzenstein. This work was nominated for Best Non-Fiction Video in the A.A.V.A. awards in SALA ROSSA, Montreal in February 2013.

Exhibition View

in Popspace (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : Chronique d’un été
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 09:55 minutes
Year of completion : 2016
Exhibition setting : Full exhibition project
Exhibition space : ESPACEPOP
Collaborator : Author Nick Williams
Nature of exhibition :Solo, featured artist
Dates : April 2016

Exhibition View

INTERSECTIONS : 16th Biennial Symposium of Art & Technology (New London, Connecticut USA)

Title of work : Canvassers
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 15:24 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Presented on 46inch 1080p screen in main gallery
Exhibition space : Hygienic Gallery
Programming/Curation : Nadav Assor, Ammerman Center of Arts and Technology
Nature of exhibition : Group, multimedia (video, installation, performance)
Dates : Feb 16th - March 3rd 2018

Exhibiting Concern

Video Diptych | 4:3 colour | Sound | Loop

In Exhibiting Concern the viewer is presented with a bored and apathetic young man who could not care less about the position he is in. This light-hearted performance is amusing yet its level of insouciance is astonishing.

Exhibition View

in Redding Flagg Gallery (TORONTO, Canada)

Title of work : Canvassers
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 15:24 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Exhibition project in main gallery with 1080p screen, tape, bench (2 x , by Christophe Barbeau) and Science Magazine article.
Exhibition space : Redding Flagg Gallery
Programming/Curation : Christophe Barbeau
Nature of exhibition : Solo, featured artist
Dates : Feb. 2017

L'aparté

Single channel | Colour + sound | 07:14 minutes | 2013

This work is about self-determination within documentary representation. The artist placed six individuals alone in front of a camera. There is no time limit, no direction. Each participants can say or do what they want.

This work was part of BOY MEETS GIRL a group exhibition in August 2013 at former Black Lodge Montreal. BOY MEETS GIRL is a video program curated by Stephanie Creaghan and Stephen Korzenstein.

Le Premier Cycle

Single-channel video | HD Color + Sound | Loop

Le Premier Cycle is a dry yet playful demonstration of the absurdity of privilege. Two middle-class North American white women measure their luck systematically only to reach no conclusive result. The work presents us with a privilege that is unmeasurable, unfair and chaotic.

Deskjob

Digital format : .jpeg | Variation in size | 2017

A series of twelve images about life, love and capitalism for your screensaver. Viewing requirements : to be uploaded in your stock images for sleep mode.

Babies

Single-channel video | Colour | Silent | 04:00 minutes

Babies is part of a series of shorts the artist produced around the themes of youth and privilege. In Babies , the viewer is presented with a group of young women who look at one another in a structured yet natural way. This contemplative video is a hypnotic exercise on the human gaze and its gendered experience.

Exhibition View

in Eastern Bloc (Montréal QC Canada)

Title of work : The Marvellous
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 13:09 minutes
Year of completion : 2014
Exhibition setting : Large scale projection in main gallery
Exhibition space : EASTERN BLOC
Programming/Curation : Eliane Ellbogen, Director
Nature of exhibition : Group, multimedia (video, installation, performance)
Date : April 2014

Exhibition View

in Dazibao (Montréal QC Canada)

Title of work : The Left Point
Description of work : Single-channel video
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 05:00 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Large scale projection in projection gallery
Exhibition space : DAZIBAO
Programming/Curation : France Choinière, Director
Nature of exhibition : Outreach Programming
Dates : Mars 2017

Screening

in the Black Lodge (Montréal, QC Canada)

Title of work : The Creative Treatment of Actuality
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 08:00 minutes
Year of completion : 2013
Exhibition setting : Large scale projection part of BOY MEETS GIRL program
Exhibition space : Black Lodge
Programming/Curation : Stephanie Creaghan
Nature of exhibition : Group screening
Dates : February 2013

CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ

Single channel | Colour + sound | 09:58 minutes | 2016

The work premiered on April 27, 2016 in Popspace Montreal in a solo exhibition of the artist’s work in collaboration with author Nick Williams. Accompanying exhibition literature : “The Mountains They Will Crumble”.

This work borrows its title from famous French documentary classic CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ (directed by Edouard Morin and Jean Rouch, 1961). In a similar way to its predecessor, this contemporary Québécois take on cinema vérité also presents a youth particular to its time, place and economic status. CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ (directed by Veronica Mockler, 2016) documents the conversation of three white and young privileged individuals belonging to a typical Western world demographic. The issues raised by this somewhat captivating group of friends constitute the artist’s critique. The futility of their interaction, though entertaining at first, slowly becomes alarming for anyone viewing the work. How these young people have the luxury to be solely concerned with their hair colour is the reality the works aims to expose and subvert.

23 / 11 / 2013

Series of documentary performances | Colour + Sound | 2013

This performance took place on November 11, 2013. This work is part of a series of performances that follow the same structure. Participants, including the artist herself, answer a personal question in front of audience and/or camera.

Persona

Single-channel video | 15 minutes | Color High-Definition + Sound | 2012

In this performance for video, the artist gets drunk and dances to music in front of a camera. Partying, as a social activity and state, is here isolated for observation. The artist wishes to assert why and how she adopts this state in real life as a privileged white person.

The performance took place on October 12th 2012.

Screening

in LOCK Gallery (Montréal, QC Canada)

Title of work : The Creative Treatment of Actuality
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 08:00 minutes
Year of completion : 2013
Exhibition setting : part of VIDEOLOCK : Video Art in Montreal
Exhibition space : LOCK Gallery
Programming/Curation : Stephen Korenstein
Nature of exhibition : Group screening
Dates : March 2013

Nadia

Digital prints | Variation in size | Documentation of performance | 2013

"Nadia and I don't really know one another. I asked her one day when seeing her in the hall of my apartment building if she would be interested in spending an afternoon with me. She answered : « why not ». I went over to her apartment the following week. I spent an afternoon with Nadia, in her home. She made me coffee, we chatted about her life here, her life then, and she showed me her family pictures. When I left she offered me a case of 12 juice pouches."

The Second Listing

Series of performances | Ongoing

The Second Listing is a performance part of a series the artist developed initially in 2012. In each rendition, Mockler goes on to list aloud everything that she is and everything that she is not at that specific time, in front of an audience.

Following is the documentation of the second listing which took place on January 11, 2014. This performance was part of DOUBLETAKE: AN EVENT OF POTENTIALITY a group exhibition curated by Naakita Feldman-Kiss in Gallery LOCK, Montréal Canada.

Exhibition View

in Popspace (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : Chronique d’un été
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 09:55 minutes
Year of completion : 2016
Exhibition setting : Full exhibition project
Exhibition space : ESPACEPOP
Collaborator : Author Nick Williams
Nature of exhibition :Solo, featured artist
Dates : April 2016

23 / 03 / 2014

Series of documentary performances | Colour + Sound | 2014

This performance took place on March 23, 2014. This work is part of a series of performances that follow the same structure. Participants, including the artist herself, answer a personal question in front of audience and/or camera.

This work was part of ACTIVE LENS a group exhibition presented in the Belgo Building at Galerie 514, Montreal Canada. It was commissioned by Performance art in Montreal; the documentary (Dir. Marianne Métivier) and co-curated by Laurent Viau Lapointe.

Exhibition View

in Eastern Bloc (Montréal QC Canada)

Title of work : The Marvellous
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 13:09 minutes
Year of completion : 2014
Exhibition setting : Large scale projection in main gallery
Exhibition space : EASTERN BLOC
Programming/Curation : Eliane Ellbogen, Director
Nature of exhibition : Group, multimedia (video, installation, performance)
Dates : April 2014

The First Listing

Series of performances | Ongoing

The First Listing is a performance part of a series the artist developed initially in 2012. In each rendition, Mockler goes on to list aloud everything that she is and everything that she is not at that specific time, in front of an audience.

This work was presented in the Intermedia-Cyberart Performances in Concordia University during January 2012.

Exhibition View

INTERSECTIONS : 16th Biennial Symposium of Art & Technology (New London, Connecticut USA)

Title of work : Canvassers
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 15:24 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Presented on 46inch 1080p screen in main gallery
Exhibition space : Hygienic Gallery
Programming/Curation : Nadav Assor, Ammerman Center of Arts and Technology
Nature of exhibition : Group, multimedia (video, installation, performance)
Dates : Feb 16th - March 3rd 2018

The Left Point

Video series | HD Color + Sound | 2017

The Left Point is an attempt to make the audience realize the extent to which their understanding of news events can be manipulated. Through extreme censorship, the artist deliberately removes any possibility of accurate interpretation by suppressing the very opinions and discussions she set out to expose.

This video-episode is the first of a series of works where entertainment, fake news and clickbait tactics are put to the test. The initial performances and footage of this first episode were produced in post Brexit-referendum Belfast, Northern Ireland in November 2016 in the midst of Donald Trumps final ascendancy to presidency. The artist asked 10 inviduals who identify as progressives to sit down and disagree with one another.

Exhibition View

in Eastern Bloc (Montréal QC Canada)

Title of work : The Marvellous
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 13:09 minutes
Year of completion : 2014
Exhibition setting : Large scale projection in main gallery
Exhibition space : EASTERN BLOC
Programming/Curation : Eliane Ellbogen, Director
Nature of exhibition : Group, multimedia (video, installation, performance)
Dates : April 2014

Exhibition View

INTERSECTIONS : 16th Biennial Symposium of Art & Technology (New London, Connecticut USA)

Title of work : Canvassers
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 15:24 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Presented on 46inch 1080p screen in main gallery
Exhibition space : Hygienic Gallery
Programming/Curation : Nadav Assor, Ammerman Center of Arts and Technology
Nature of exhibition : Group, multimedia (video, installation, performance)
Dates : Feb 16th - March 3rd 2018

Performance Documentation

in LOCK Gallery (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : The Second Listing
Description of work : Performance
Duration of work : 07:00 minutes
Year of completion : 2014
Exhibition setting : Performance created and performed by the artist
Exhibition space : LOCK Gallery
Programming/Curation : Naakita Feldmann Kiss
Nature of exhibition : Group exhibition
Dates : January 2014

Exhibition View

in Popspace (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : Chronique d’un été
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 09:55 minutes
Year of completion : 2016
Exhibition setting : Full exhibition project
Exhibition space : ESPACEPOP
Collaborator : Author Nick Williams
Nature of exhibition : Solo, featured artist
Dates : April 2016

Performance Documentation

in CELO Côte-des-Neiges (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : Rivières
Description of work : Series of documentary performances
Duration of work : 60:00 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Simultaneous performances throughout entire building
Exhibition space : Centre Communautaire de Loisir de Côte-des-Neiges
Support from : 373e anniversary of Montreal and TEC Canada
Nature of exhibition : Show (2 x Public represenations) created by Veronica Mockler and Sofia Blondin
Dates : December 2017

Performance Documentation

in CELO Côte-des-Neiges (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : Rivières
Description of work : Series of documentary performances
Duration of work : 60:00 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Simultaneous performances throughout entire building
Exhibition space : Centre Communautaire de Loisir de Côte-des-Neiges
Support from : 373e anniversary of Montreal and TEC Canada
Nature of exhibition : Show (2 x Public represenations) created by Veronica Mockler and Sofia Blondin
Dates : December 2017

Exhibition View

in Redding Flagg Gallery (TORONTO, Canada)

Title of work : Canvassers
Description of work : Single-channel video installation
High-Definition Color and Sound
Duration of work : 15:24 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Exhibition project in main gallery with 1080p screen, tape, bench (2 x , by Christophe Barbeau) and Science Magazine article.
Exhibition space : Redding Flagg Gallery
Programming/Curation : Christophe Barbeau
Nature of exhibition : Solo, featured artist
Dates : Feb. 2017

Performance Documentation

in CELO Côte-des-Neiges (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : Rivières
Description of work : Series of documentary performances
Duration of work : 60:00 minutes
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Simultaneous performances throughout entire building
Exhibition space : Centre Communautaire de Loisir de Côte-des-Neiges
Support from : 373e anniversary of Montreal and TEC Canada
Nature of exhibition : Show (2 x Public represenations) created by Veronica Mockler and Sofia Blondin
Dates : December 2017

Group Auction

for Galerie Galerie . web (Montréal, QC CANADA)

Title of work : Deskjob
Description of work : a series of 12 .jpeg images for your desktop.
Year of completion : 2017
Exhibition setting : Group show and auction
Exhibition space : Eastern Bloc
Programming/Curation : Sophie Latouche et Marie-Charlotte Castonguay-Harvey
Dates : Août 2017