Christian Lapointe & Nadia Ross

P.O.R.N.: Portrait Of Restless Narcissism (Laboratory - Work in progress)

Performance/Theatre

18 +

Following their initial meeting, Nadia Ross and Christian Lapointe began an intense dialogue about art and life, leading them to build an artist-to-artist relationship, but above all, citizen-to-citizen. In the course of their meetings, they were besieged by a simple but overwhelming fact: pornoculture, harnessed to the society of the spectacle, invaded all spheres of the human society and it seems impossible to extract ourselves from it.

Both known for their artistic visions and unique creations, this collaboration is a natural extension of their artistic temperaments.   Their discussions led them to take on the mechanism of porn, in an ongoing process-based project where they use what they have on hand to explore the web of pornculture: from selfies to food porn, performance to shoe porn, how can one get out of something that is in everything?

Concept and performance
  • Christian Lapointe, Nadia Ross
Technical director
  • Rob Scott, Matéo Thébaudeau
Coproduced by
  • Théâtre Blanc / STO Union

Nadia Ross is the founder and artistic director of STO Union as well as the winner of the 2016 Siminovitch Prize, the largest Canadian prize awarded in her field. Nadia is an internationally acclaimed artist who has withdrawn from the centre to the periphery, allowing herself to test new forms of cooperation in the small communities of the Outaouais. The shows she creates in these rural communities go on to be presented at theatres and festivals in Canada and abroad. Nadia’s shows and her unique working method are inspirations for new forms of live performance in a digital age. Nadia works on all aspects of any given production, from writing to making sets and props, directing to producing. Nadia has also been awarded the Contra-Guy Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Chalmers’ award.

Christian Lapointe is the artistic director of the Théâtre Blanc in Quebec City. In addition to creating a series of pieces under the rubric Théatre de la disparition, he has directed over twenty theatrical works. His work has been programmed regularly in Canadian theatres, including the National Arts Centre, the Carrefour international du théâtre (Quebec City) and the Festival TransAmériques, where he performed a durational 70-hour piece dedicated to the work of Antonin Artaud. He is a professor at the École supérieure de théâtre where he teaches writing and acting.