Antonija Livingstone


Antonija Livingstone EE/CA is based in Berlin. Self-taught, her practice evolves via queer methods and operates at the intersection of performance and plastic arts, often in situ. Her background growing up in the midst of itinerant gold mining camps in the Canadian North West informs her intimacy with the elements and a capacity for a practice of improvised ways and means. A need for re-enchantment provokes her strategies for collaborations with visual artists, dance artists and neighbors . Together troubling the business of spectatorship, loving unruly bodies, and upending normative means of perceiving and creating things/ actions/ relations / remedies. With the insight of an outsider Livingstone often works in solitude, but also strives to activate inclusive assemblages of folk, creatures, materials, and techniques to co-operate on performing aesthetic problems and durational contemplative actions together ; oddkin inhabitations and their traces. The work is often rendered as collections, raw repetitive studies, made of blushing encounters between paradoxical companions, trembling between genres, sans papiers…
Formerly, as a dancer and choreographer Livingstone has performed most extensively with Meg Stuart/ Damaged Goods Brussels / Berlin, and Benoit Lachambre Par BL.eux, Montreal, and her own independent work in collaboration with producer Fanny Virelizier/ KILL THE DJ, Paris.Associate Artist Ménagerie de Verre, Paris Resident Artist Darling Foundry, Montreal 2018 From her collaborative body of work for film, theatre, gallery and gardens Culture, Administration & Trembling ( 2014) Supernatural ( 2016) have been shared in the UK