Julie-C. Fortier's video performances and installations question the actions of representation and its underlying mechanisms. By creating situations where she allows a series of tests to challenge her ability to resist, she breaks down the freezing and reviving of her image. Turning to basic "special effects", she questions certain corporeal limitations by recreating gags borrowed from the comedic world of cartoons and burlesque, 2-D films exempt from the laws of gravity. This interest, marked by the absurd or pathetic/laughable, places her work in the category of performance, which she reinterprets by filtering her varying modes of representation. Since 1998, she has exhibited her installation work in North America and France. Her videos have been presented in numerous events such as Les Thés Vidéos in le CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine (France), Trames horizontales/défilement vertical in the Museum of Québec (Canada), the 19th World Wide Video Festival in Amsterdam and Hong Kong's Microwave Festival. Her Mechanical Rodeo video won awards at three European festivals in France, Italy and Russia.