The photo installation Affectionate Experiences consists of a series of large, framed, photo-text composites which illustrate various private performances and interventionist practices on the themes of finding comfort, meaning, respite from anguish, and transcendence. The works will include Sleeping with Cake, Eating Light among the Plants, The Taste of Love Awards, Warm Things to Chew for the Dead and others. These pieces are part of her ongoing performative practice.
Diane Borsato completed an MFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University, and an MA in Performance Studies at New York University. She has received numerous grants and awards and her work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. She uses plants, food, and other everyday materials in multidisciplinary projects that explore themes like interpersonal relationships, transcendence, and greatness. Recent projects were presented at Gallery TPW in Toronto, Skol (Montreal), Mois de la Performance at La Centrale (Montreal), the Agnes Etherington Foundation (Kingston), Artspeak (Vancouver), during the International Manifestation d'Art at the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec and a residency at the Villa Arson in Nice, France.