Festival - INSCAPE : Voyage to Hidden Landscape

From October 21-24, 2021, live performances of 5 artists from Quebec, Canada and Korea were presented at Paradise City CHROMA Club. Artistic direction Jay Bang and Alain Thibault.

By ELEKTRA

LINK.C (2013) by Herman KolgenELEKTRA

LINK.C, Herman Kolgen, 2021

Initially this Philip Glass score was written for a piece by Samuel Becket “Company” 1983. It tells the story of a man on the verge of death, alone in his apartment, thinking about all the important people in his life. 

LINK.C (2021) by Herman KolgenELEKTRA

The idea is to evoke the invisible bonds that unite us all despite the appearance of isolation, contrary to what is said about large cities and social networks that make us individual.

Commissioned by the Opéra de Bordeaux. 

RETINA (2019) by Herman KolgenELEKTRA

RETINA, Herman Kolgen, 2021

Using the human camera of our iris, traces of light are transmitted to our brain, where they are potentially encoded in our memory. We depend on light to interpret fragments of our world at every moment. 

RETINA, Herman Kolgen, 2021

Using the human camera of our iris, traces of light are transmitted to our brain, where they are potentially encoded in our memory. We depend on light to interpret fragments of our world at every moment. 

RETINA (2019) by Herman KolgenELEKTRA

RETINA, Herman Kolgen, 2019

How many images have our visual perception registered, processed, and compiled throughout our lives? Herman Kolgen explores the coexistence of the human and its intermediate territories - a double relationship that interrogates real, intimate, and exterior - in all of its fragility, permeability, and indeterminacy. 

INCERTITUDE, Matthew Biederman & Alain Thibault, 2021

The term, Incertitude, is used as the title and a jumping-off point of multiple references for the conceptual underpinnings of an audio-visual performance work. From a variety of perspectives, the piece can be seen as a nod to the zeitgeist of our current (post) pandemic time, a direct reference to the tools and processes involved, and Werner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle.

Incertitude, Matthew Biederman, Alain Thibault, 2021, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Incertitude, Matthew Biederman, Alain Thibault, 2021, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Incertitude (2021) by Matthew Biederman, Alain ThibaultELEKTRA

We are confronted today with uncertainty in almost every aspect of our lives in ways never experienced before, prompting a broad re-examination of how we interact and experience one another personally, communally and globally under ever shifting circumstances.

Incertitude (2021) by Matthew Biederman, Alain ThibaultELEKTRA

From a physical perspective, initially utilizing analog processes and synthesizers, both visual and aural, and manipulated digitally, the work’s outcome takes the analog material (the signal or waveform) and translates it to the immaterial, the phenomenological, the experiential. Through the instability of the analog systems incorporated, each time the work is performed, it will be different.

Sustained Light Chain, Lucas Paris, 2021, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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The AV performance Sustained Light Chain is a digital environment of complexity fusing textures of morphing light, signal networks, chain reactions and virtual botany into a real time audiovisual instrument.

Sustained Light Chain (2021) by Lucas ParisELEKTRA

Sustained Light Chain, Lucas Paris, 2021

The technique behind the work was inspired by ecosystem activity, exponentiality, mycelium, permaculture, bio-design and the ways we are navigating contemporary choices in a context of climate change. 

Sustained Light Chain (2021) by Lucas ParisELEKTRA

The work embraces fluidity between virtual and real, and between human technicality and nature.
 

Mirror, the compass point (2021) by machìnaELEKTRA

Mirror, the compass point, machìna, 2021

machìna’s 3rd full release is an exploration in finding direction and finding solitude. The album was inspired by an emotional investigation into the notion of oneself. 

Mirror, the compass point (2021) by machìnaELEKTRA

During times when the whole world is looking in on itself, music needs to provide a response. In electronic music, there is so much potential for finding direction, drawn out by sounds that have not been before, along paths not taken. 

During times when the whole world is looking in on itself, music needs to provide a response. In electronic music, there is so much potential for finding direction, drawn out by sounds that have not been before, along paths not taken. 

Mirror, the compass point (2021) by machìnaELEKTRA

Real vs Unreal (2021) by YeonoELEKTRA

Real vs Unreal

YEONO, 2021

Why are we so passionate about technological advancement? Is it the selfishness of humans who seek only convenience? Or is it for the sustainable happiness and development of humankind?

Real vs Unreal (2021) by YeonoELEKTRA

The technological development of humankind is progressing exponentially, and we are seeing the emergence of AI that transcends human capabilities. Even before the pandemic, in many parts of our real life, we are living or experiencing with AI. 

Real vs Unreal (2021) by YeonoELEKTRA

Credits: Story

Jay Bang: Producer and Artistic Director - Paradise Art Space (KR)
Alain Thibault: Co-producer and Artistic Director - ELEKTRA (QC-CA)

Partner:

With the support of the Québec Government Office in Seoul 

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