Hector Canonge and Maria Fernanda Hubeaut Collaboration Ocular Trance

Hector Canonge + Maria Fernanda Hubeaut


Panoply Performance Laboratory
Saturday, March 5, 7 PM - 1 AM
SITE Festival at Surreal Estate
15 Thames Street, Brooklyn NY 11206

Multimedia Performance (2011) based on the artists’ discussions about dreams, spirituality, and liberation. Inspired by their video - photographic collaborative work in the Summer 2010, Canonge invites audiences to accompany him through a sequence of dream abstractions while Hubeaut brings attention to her own mystic and punctuated recitations. The full version of their collaboration project is presented as an interdisciplinary exhibition titled MURTHI.


About the Artists:
Hector Canonge lives and works in New York City where he studied literature, film and Integrated Media Arts. His work incorporates the use of various media, commercial technologies, physical environments, cinematic, and performance narratives. He has been awarded scholarships by Harvestworks, fellowships by NJCU, and has participated in residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, AIM Program –Bronx Museum, Newark New Media at City Without Walls, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University, and The Wassaic Project. His work has been featured at the Queens Museum of Art, Jersey City Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, NY Studio Gallery, Exit Art, Gallery Aferro, and Topaz Arts. Canonge has performed at Y Gallery, Art for Change, Panoply Performance Lab at Surreal State, and at Interamerican Theater Institute, IATI. He’s been commissioned by the NYC Department of Transportation, The Queens Council on the Arts, Queens Museum of Art, Artists Unite, Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA), and has received funding awards from NYSCA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council -MCAF Program, JPMorgan Chase Foundation through Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NoMAA. He was featured in Hispanic Magazine Art News, and his projects have been reviewed in The New York Times, ART FORUM, New York Daily News, Time Out New York, Manhattan Times, Queens Chronicle, Queens Tribune, El Diario, as well as in online publications like NY Remezcla, ARTCARDS Review, and Turbulence.


Maria Fernanda Hubeaut was born in Santa Fe city, Argentina. She discovered her interests in documentary and artistic photography at the age of 15, and was fascinated by the infinite possibilities of communication and expression of photography.  Later on, she linked photography to the writing of the light.  María Fernanda received a M.A. from the National University of Entre Ríos, Paraná city, Argentina, were she organized and directed workshops of photojournalism for several years.   In her Master in Communication and Arts, María Fernanda focused on the use and education of the photographic image as a language.   She did research on all the photographic genres for more than three years.   Her work is strongly linked to reality, trying to capture emotions with delicate attention to lights and shadows. In 1998, María Fernanda decided to travel around the world, in particular Europe and Latin America to reinforce her documentary experience and to broaden her horizons and photographic interests.  Two years later, María Fernanda decided to establish herself in New York City as a photographer and freelance writer and has been working for several publications and Latino newspapers, for example,” Hora Hispana”, Daily News, “Nuestra Comunidad” Gannett New Jersey, “El Nuevo Día” Puerto Rico, and  “Poder”, “Hispanic” Magazines among others. Her photographic work has been exhibited in several art galleries, including Rutgers University, Soho Black and White Space, Café Galería Carlitos in Harlem, and previously, in Argentinean galleries of Santa Fe, Paraná, and Buenos Aires city.


L Train to Morgan Avenue, exit onto Morgan and walk away from Manhattan/the graffiti walls. Take a right on Thames, we are 13 and 15 Thames, black doors.