The Tinkerette will be roaming around the Hamilton Mini Maker Faire. Look for the orange flag to find her. Bring her objects, pictures or descriptions of objects you would like to repair or revamp, and develop playful ideas with her for fixing them.
Anne Fauteux is a visual artist, jeweler, designer and singer based both in Montreal and Toronto. After completing a BFA at Concordia University in Montreal (1983) she spent one year in Italy to do a jewellery apprenticeship, then moved to London UK to set her studio on the River Thames. This was the beginning of her endless wandering in quest for Vitamin NEW, learning a variety of trades for her art projects, including vocal skills.
Her musical adventure started with cello in the late '80s, and continued with singing from the late '90s. Through her travels and the people encountered, she's learned many different ways of using her voice: choir blending, overtones and Inuit throat singing, Georgian polyphonies, singing in various “exotic” languages, vintage pop and bel canto. She has been part of three Toronto-based groups: Oufti (a capella girl trio), Megobrebi (twelve-woman choir), and A Mourning Chorus by Sara Angelucci.
Anne Fauteux has been teaching jewellery at the Saidye Bronfman Center in Montreal where she was also head of the jewellery department. She later taught at Nunavut Arctic College in Ikaluktutiak, and OCAD in Toronto. She has worked for the Canadian Art Foundation as a “School Hop” facilitator in Toronto.
Her multi-disciplinary art project BOLM (http://bolm.ca) brings together her skills in sculpture, set design, costume design , furniture and graphic design, textiles, jewellery, photography and sound. Since 1984, her work has been shown in North America and Europe in over 20 solo exhibitions, 70 group shows and concerts.
“In 1999, I founded BOLM (Bureau of Migratory Lyrical Objects), an ironically bureaucratic framework for my visual arts projects. Under the BOLM umbrella, I have conducted twenty different socio-poetic and participatory experiments casting light on our desires, our identity, our behaviour and our alienation as urban beings. BOLM projects use mobility and objects as catalysts for communication. Individuals encountered at random at private or public locations are invited to contribute through their actions, comments, images, and by providing personal items. For each project, I create a new system of production, data collection, presentation, and publication as integral components of the projects. I design and produce all components, and I address the public in my various roles and functions tailored to the needs of each project. “ http://bolm.ca