Installation vidéo produite par Thierry Marceau et Jonathan Villeneuve
Sérénade : la dernière marche du Roi qui refuse de mourir, 2013, installation vidéo. Photo: Jonathan Villeneuve et Nelly-Ève Rajotte

Thierry Marceau

Artist / Summer 2013

To Make the Improbable


Thierry Marceau stages performances in which he plays famous figures. His actions combine a multitude of images borrowed from art history and popular culture. His performances, installations, photographs, and videos present image sequences that are reminiscent of dreams due to the strangeness of their semantic and historical affiliations. Costumed, he relentlessly seeks to thwart audience expectations; between cynicism and ineptitude, he encourages viewers to compromise themselves. Marceau (born in 1980) grew up in Oka. He holds an MFA from Université du Québec à Montréal (2009). He is passionate about Elvis Presley and owns an impressive collection of records by the King. Over the years he has re-created a number of the costumes that made Elvis popular. In 2007, he was an official competitor in the Brantford ElvisFest. In Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, he wore a replica of the costume that Elvis wore on December 28, 1970, to the wedding of Sonny West, one of the members of his exclusive group of friends known as the “Memphis Mafia.”