June 5 to July 1, 2022
For the sixth edition of their cross-residency exchange between LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE and Transcultures, Nathalie Cimino and Dominic Lafontaine are continuing the second part of their residency in Belgium from June 5, 2022 to July 1, 2022. At the end of this residency, there will be a public presentation of their work as well as the publication of a critical text written by Nathalie Cimino.
Nathalie Cimino is the founder and director of reth!nk, a curating and exhibition design workshop located in Mons, Belgium. Cimino is a specialist in transdisciplinary creation and mediation with the general public. She collaborates on a daily basis with institutions, artists, researchers and collectives in the design of cultural initiatives that bring the arts, sciences, techniques and society into dialogue. She also designs, in partnership with the academic world, collective intelligence tools adapted to the world of arts and culture with the aim of fostering innovation through design, collaborative creation and mastery of use. On these subjects, she regularly intervenes as a trainer for various Belgian and French institutions. Nathalie Cimino obtained a double Degree in Law – History of Arts and Archeology as well as a Master in Arts and Culture from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is part of the association Les muséographes (Fr) and of the “Mise en œuvre d’espaces communs” (Fr) and Station culture (Be) collectives.
Dominic Lafontaine, born in 1979 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada, is a visual artist, poet and musician from the Timiskaming First Nation (Algonquins). The artist’s work is associated with a very diverse series of techniques and mediums: writing, performance, video, installation, music. His works explore notions of identity, meaning and cultural belonging. He seeks to synthesize his knowledge of Aboriginal art history with new media in order to redefine the aesthetic vocabulary of contemporary Anishinabe art. Dominic Lafontaine is a member of the filmmakers’ collective Wapikoni Mobile. In 2018, he participated in the Déranger creative laboratory in Winnipeg, with the aim of giving artists from aboriginal communities the chance to prototype media works. In 2019, he created and exhibited the work Ni l’un ni l’autre on “énergies invisibles” with the logistical support of the National Film Board of Canada.