(Biographical information from October 2000)
Joelle Ciona is an interdisciplinary artist working
predominately in performance. Her work includes sound,
video, physical action and text. Influenced by the rigour of
her architectural training and a love of spontaneity, Joelle's
work combines elements of chance and formal structure.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan and matured in Montreal,
Quebec, Joelle has been on the West Coast for three years
now. Favorite projects include the Audio Visual Album of
North America, a road trip taken to catalogue acoustic
environments with Jean Routhier, electroacoustic composer, 1996 - present.
Recently she has developed a number of solo works based on insects and
elemental human states of desire and consumption. These works have been
performed at the Western Front, the Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver) and at Full
Nelson! (presented by Powderkeg Contemporary Performance, Union Station,
Seattle, WA). This project will soon be in the form of an interactive web site.