Francis O’Shaughnessy


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FO_smlO’Shaughnessy fell in love with a woman while on a performance tour. However, it was not the woman he fell in love with, but rather the landscape surrounding this woman. it was following this episode that love became the main motivation for his artistic process. Using the concept of a love letter, the artist developed what he calls the performative haiku: an approach combining love and performance art. He attempts to present poetic images that express the essence of an inner experience: an act of faith in love. In his performances, O’Shaughnessy endeavours to transmit positive energy and convey joy. For him, love is an interior resonance that is experienced in solitude; it is an occasion for self-discovery. he lives and work in Montréal.