Dominique Rivard (she/her)
Dominique Rivard (b. 1990, Québec, Canada) is a visual artist and writer whose practice bears witness to autofiction, poetic storytelling and the experience of displacement. She lingers on the fictionalization of personal experiences and elaborates, as an explorer of an indefinite yet expanding geographical self, the narration of her own presence as inherent to a perpetual movement.
She currently lives in Glasgow and is interested in winter, birds, road signs, labyrinths and book design. In 2020, she funded Éditions Brise-glace specialized in small print-run artists’ publications.
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A Night Flight
A series of bespoke sculptural or utilitarian ceramics made during the twilight of birds dusty dreams. The pieces tends to show the imperfections of the stoneware to highlight the properties of this material and gesture attempts. When I handle, assemble and sculpt clay, I am not trying to refine the surface, but rather to show the work done by inexperienced hands. The pieces therefore have a raw finish and multiple glaze and firing imperfections.
Sliding scale prices and open to art or service swap.
Hivernage details the hope of a Siberian wolf. Between the expectation of a person embodied by a season and the expectation of a season represented by a person.
Hivernage is a publication at the intersection of a photographic exhibition, a poem, a love letter and an experimentation of book making processes and techniques:
✶ Digital printing
✶ Screen printing
✶ Sewed binding
Pages: 16 (including cover)
Size (closed): 205 mm x 148 mm
Fonts: Apercu & Plantin
Language : French
Binding : Sewed (Singer sewing machine)
Insert : Risograph poster
Circulation : 40 copies
Consultation : Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (CANADA)
ISBN : 978-2-9815595-2-4
Kératine examines the embodiment of layering multiples stories by weaving parallels between human hair, whale baleen and narrative threads. Regrouping self-portraiture photography, book making, writing and performance in a video piece, the work is a reflection about time, suspense and pacing. It explores the relationship between the body and the camera while simultaneously pushing and pulling the viewer. It experiments the role of self-sufficient gestures like cutting hair, telling a story, writing a story until the sound of writing the story becomes the echo of telling a story.
Keratin is the key structural material making up hair, nails, feathers, whale baleen.