Program / ELEKTRA 17

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June 3: 7 p.m. - 3 a.m.

June 4: 8 p.m. - Midnight 
 


June 3 - 4 PASS - $ 35

June 3 Performances | $ 25
--> Ticket for the AUTOMATA Exhibition included

June 4 Performances | $ 20 / $ 15 (student)  
--> Ticket for AUTOMATA Exhibition included
 

INFERNO

BILL VORN (QC-CA), LOUIS-PHILIPPE DEMERS (QC-CA)
Robotic Performance | June 3 - 4, 2016
Photo: Gridspace

 

Inferno is a robotic project inspired by the representation of the different levels of hell as they are described in Dante's Inferno or Haw Par Villa's Ten Courts of Hell and other religious representations. What makes this participative performance unique is that spectators wear exoskeletons on their body: a choreography follows (unexpected and involuntary!) programmed and controlled by a computer, making the audience an active part of the performance.

 

Louis-Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn have been working together on numerous robotic art projects since 1992. Inferno is their latest collaboration.

 

Performances schedule:

June 3 - 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

June 4 - 11 p.m.

 

BLINK

BORIS EDELSTEIN (CH), STEVE BUCHANAN (US), LAETITIA DOIZELLE (FR)
Audio Visual Performance
Photo: Fernando Favier

 

BLINK is 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.

 

BLINK is an indeterminate creature born into an equally indeterminate world, soon forced into the fabric of present existence, where it has no option but to keep moving and producing. Blink passes through familiar landscapes: birth, growth, exploration, interrogation, frustration, alienation or insanity.

 

Performance schedule:

June 3 - 9:30 p.m.

 

BLEU REMIX

YANN MARUSSICH (CH)
Performance
Photo: Isabelle Meister

 

Bleu Remix is the sequel to Bleu Provisoire, created in 2001– a performance in which Yann Marussich let a blue-tinted biological liquid ooze through the layers of his skin, representing the movement of the body's inner processes. In Bleu Remix, the performer sits on a reclining chair in a transparent glass cage. Once again, Marussich takes us on an intimate journey through his body.

The soundtrack of Bleu Provisoire is remixed for each performance of Bleu Remix by a different local musician, bringing an element of uniqueness to each event.

 

Performance schedule:

June 3 - 7:15 p.m.

 

Credits

 
Presented in collaboration with Mapping Festival.
 
Creation and performance: Yann Marussich
, Sounds remixed by: Aether Pilot - ELEKTRA Festival, 
Set and Lighting: Yann Marussich
, Artistic collaboration and lights: Daniel Demont
, Decor: David Châtel, Technical: Denis Rollet, 
Administration and Diffusion: Perceuse productions Scènes and Julie Semoroz
. 

With the support of: Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande and Pro Helvetia

. Tour support: Corodis.
Prix ARS ELECTRONICA 2008 - categorie hybrid art.

VERTEX

JEAN PICHÉ (QC-CA), PATRICK SAINT-DENIS (QC-CA)
Performance audio-robotique
Photo: Jean Piché

 

VERTEX draws on the complex behaviour of mechanical energy dissipating in different media. The artists illustrate this physicality through a three-dimensional device in which sound and light are subjected to the forces of elevation and rotation. Each of the 16 vertical poles has a set of two speakers and an LED lamp, the movements of which are controlled by algorithms that simulate the propagation of energy in a virtual medium. Through their circular and vertical movement, sounds are distributed in space depending on the distance that separates each of the poles. At the same time, the lights follow and reveal how the propagation is done.

 

Performances schedule :

June 3 - 4, 10 p.m.

 

TO STAB

NELMARIE DU PREEZ (ZA)
Performance
Photo: Nelmarie du Preez

 

'Du Preez/Gui' consists of South African artist Nelmarie du Preez and her robot Gui who stand as equal actors in a performance-based artistic collective. Their collaborative work aims to reveal questions with regards to 'the self' constituted by 'the other' in the mapping of relation. With their first live performance of 'to stab', which forms part of the series 'Loops of Relation' (2013), they will test the encounters and collisions between their two 'bodies' by playing the knife game (reminiscent of a similar scene in the movie Alien (1986). 

 

Performances schedule:

June 3 - 7 p.m.

June 4 - 8:30 p.m.

 

ORCHESTRER LA PERTE / PERPETUAL DEMOTION

SIMON LAROCHE (QC-CA), DAVID SZANTO (QC-CA)
Installation
Photo: Gridspace

 

A machine nourishes its humans. Eating actions perpetuate patterns of nurturing and disempowerment, of growth, death, and decay. In repeated and reciprocal gestures, matter is cycled from one state to another: human, food, machine, food. Humans chew, swallow, and process, spawning energies and powering the machine. Microbes rearrange and stabilize tissue, neither raw nor cooked, fodder for the machine. Machines sustain their litter, feeding and desingularizing the human. In these cycles, bodies gain just as they lose control, eating, determining, and orchestrating their own demotions.

 

Performances schedule:

June 3 - 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

June 4 - 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 

RUND-FUNK-EMPFANGS-SAAL

EDWIN VAN DER HEIDE (NL), JAN-PETER E.R. SONNTAG (DE)
Performance
Photo: A.Pozarskis

 

For Rund-Funk-Empfangs-Saal the idea of the radio hall is being 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. Natural radio signals and transmitted long wave signals up to about 150 kHz that traverse the performance space are being received and translated into a tangible space of acoustically audible signals. While the unexpected is an important part of their performance, van der Heide and Sonntag navigate, steer and combine the different signals and shape the unpredictable.

The reason for the German title is the origin of radio transmission that is captured in the poetic term: "Rund-Funk”.

 

Performances schedule:

June 4 - 9 p.m.