Julia Borderie Just do it,performance, Fonderie Darling, Montréal, 2015 © ADAGP, Paris / SOCAN, Montréal (2021)
Photos : Cécile Bouffard ; Julia Borderie ; Roberto Vidal ; Anaïs Leroy

If Julia Borderie has been drawn to basketball since graduating from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2015, it’s not out of a passion for sports. What fascinates her about this discipline is primarily how it, as an action, engages the entire body in the face of a mediatory object, the ball. Secondly, it’s the social dimension of the game that appeals to her, the very opposite of the strict vision of a solitary artist creating for a select public. In sports culture, people from diverse backgrounds meet for a specific time to support and encourage a team that is thus transformed into a collective body.

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