Larose S. Larose

Video Artist, Performance artist
genderqueer
Born
1986
in
Montreal , QC
Canada
Quebec CA
Lives in
Montreal , QC
Canada
Quebec CA
Biography

Video maker, performance artist. Montreal-born, Concordia-trained, Larose’s video practice involves accessible mediums (karaoke, television, food, etc.) that are deconstructed and reconstructed from a feminist, queer and/or political perspective. Their ongoing video series All these songs are about you and I : If I Could Turn Back Time(2011-…) explores the influence of mediated popular texts on the real and perceptual experience of love and shows lesbian couples slow-dancing to popular love songs in spaces that are uncommon to queer culture. Their video Comme un ouragan (2011) explores the exclusion of sexual satisfaction from mainstream love songs and shows the artist masturbating to a Stephanie de Monaco song. With their frequent collaborator and life partner, visual artist Virginie Jourdain, they also create performances that show the more radical side of their work, whether by invading a pro-life rally dressed as a giant hot dog (Hot-Dogs Pro-Choix (2011)) or by expressing collective anger against the double standards of the Conservative Party with a cake-tasting event (Pro-choice tasting and spermicidal performance  (2010)). Their work has been shown in many queer film festivals internationally and they are an active member of Montreal’s vibrant queer and feminist art scenes.