Nastassia Takvorian, La cascade du sens au Jardin de C à Nantes.
Crédits photo : Antoine Denoual.

Nastassia Takvorian

Artist in residency


AXENÉO7 welcomes artist Nastassia Takvorian (Nantes, France) for a research and creation residency from May first to July 3, 2024, as part of a partnership resulting from a cross-residencies agreement concluded between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and le Lieu Unique (Nantes, France).

Nastassia Takvorian will present her work with performances presented on the occasion of Pique, organized by Debaser, on July 8, 2024, on July 3rd for our big Summer opening, and on July 22nd, il collaboration with the Sentier culturel of the city of Gatineau.

How strange it is to participate in an international residency. Being 5714km away from our everyday life, yet to create in the exact same way. Does a displaced being have the same things to say? When confronted with different prisms than the one they know, do they make them their own in order to incorporate them into their artistic practice? If so, how?

Having the time to dedicate yourself entirely to an artistic project is rare. The fact to do it internationally even more. What will be this experience, and what will come out of it?

Name: Takvorian
First name: Nastassia
Age: 31 years old
Eyes colour: Green
Height: 167cm
Favourite dish: Eels with parsley sauce
Favourite word: at the moment: "miasma"
Favourite season: Summer
Favourite animal: Cat
Favourite transportation: Sailboat
Favourite song at the moment: Crocodile by No unauthorized
A movie that you're currently digging: Maelström by Denis Villeneuve
A book that you're currently digging: Can One Lead a Good Life in a Bad Life? by Judith Butler
Favourite current quote: "If you give a hungry man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime." Lao Tsu
Advice for a teenager: In order to understand someone else and feel at ease with them, you have to tell yourself that they didn't choose to be on earth, and that they do everything they can to find a reason to stay alive. The moment you understand the story that they made inside their head to stay alive, it becomes easier to understand them.
If you had a magic power: I would heal people's pain.
Favorite joke: When someone pokes your shoulder pretending it's not them.
What you like to create the most: Irony passed off as if you mean it.