ELEKTRA FESTIVAL 2016

Live Performances

By ELEKTRA

The 17th edition of the International Digital Art Festival ELEKTRA. Theme: AUTOMATA - Art Made By Machines For Machines. Performances at Arsenal Contemporary Art and SAT - Society for Art and Technology.

The festival examines the implications of the development of artificial intelligence on arts and culture, presenting robotic, immersive, sculptural and digital video artworks, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

Inferno, Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill Vorn, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Inferno, Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill Vorn, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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INFERNO is a participative robotic performance inspired by the representation of the different levels of Hell as seen in different religious representations.

Inferno (2016) by Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill VornELEKTRA

Bleu remix, Yann Marussich, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Bleu remix, Yann Marussich, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Bleu Remix is a sequel to Bleu Provisoire (2001), a performance in which Yann Marussich lets a blue-tinted biological liquid ooze through the layers of his skin, representing the movement of the body’s inner processes. Marussich takes us on an intimate journey through his body, accompanied by Montreal musician Aether Pilot for this performance.

Blink, Boris Edelstein, Steve Buchanan, Laetitia Doizelle, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Blink, Boris Edelstein, Steve Buchanan, Laetitia Doizelle, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Blink (2016) by Boris Edelstein, Steve Buchanan, Laetitia DoizelleELEKTRA

BLINK was the last creation of the duo Steve Buchanan and Boris Edelstein, recently joined by Laetitia Doizelle. Through costumes, a performer, a live soundtrack and a light show, BLINK immerses the audience in an extreme environment where distortion and emotion coexist.   

RUND-FUNK-EMPFANGS-SAAL, Edwin Van Der Heide & Jan Peter E.R Sonntag, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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RUND-FUNK-EMPFANGS-SAAL, Edwin Van Der Heide & Jan Peter E.R Sonntag, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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For Rund-Funk-Empfangs-Saal the idea of the radiohall is inverted. Edwin van der Heide and Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag take the signals in the electromagnetic space that intersect the concert hall as source material for their performance.

to stab, Nelmarie du Preez, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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to stab (2016) by Nelmarie du PreezELEKTRA

'to stab' aims to reveal questions with regards to ‘the self’ constituted by ‘the other’ in the mapping of relation.       

Vertex (2016) by Jean Piché & Patrick Saint-DenisELEKTRA

VERTEX  draws on the complex behaviours of mechanical energy dissipating in different media. The artists Jean Piché & Patrick St-Denis illustrate this physicality through a three-dimensional device in which sound and light are subjected to the forces of elevation and rotation.  

Perpetual Demotion, Simon Laroche & Danvid Szanto, 2014, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Immersive performances in the SAT dome

OO - Ocular Oscillation, Jean-Sébastien Baillat, Patrick Trudeau & Alain Thibault, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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OO - Ocular Oscillation, Jean-Sébastien Baillat, Patrick Trudeau & Alain Thibault, 2016, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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SIG.INT, Julien Bayle, From the collection of: ELEKTRA
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Credits: Story

Photos and video: Christian Pomerleau GRIDSPACE

Motion design: Studio Baillat

Artistic Director - ELEKTRA: Alain Thibault
Partners:
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Ministère de la culture et des communications du Québec
Ministère des relations internationales et de la francophonie du Québec
Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian Heritage
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Filaction - Fonds de développement
Arsenal Contemporary Art
SAT - Society for Art and Technology
Pro Helvetia
Swissnex Boston
Ville de Genève
Festival Mapping - Genève (Director: Ana Ascencio)
Goethe Institute
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Consulat de France à Montréal
Festival Nemo - Paris (Director: Gilles Alvarez)
Université de Montréal
Hexagram

Independant Curator: DooEun Choi


https://www.elektramontreal.ca/

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