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New shows go on sale and are presented in our performance halls every week, in compliance with public health requirements. As of September 1st, 2021, all spectators aged 13 or over will be required to show a vaccine passport, along with a photo ID (photo optional for people aged 13 to 15, and 75 or over), to be admitted to shows presented at Place des Arts. See the latest updates

PLAY 3 - mesocosm + Montreal Life Support & Woulg

Cinquième Salle August 25, 2021

From Tuesday, August 24 to Friday, August 27, the Play series’ eight double programs carve out space for experimentation inside Place des Arts’ Cinquième Salle. Play highlights the exploratory, visceral and immersive character of contemporary artists in digital art, audiovisual creation, and electronic music.

mesocosm is an audiovisual landscape exploration presented by sound artists Philippe Vandal, Joël Lavoie and media artist Emma Forgues. Combining modular synthesis, field recordings, lifelike computer generated elements and real-time video manipulation, mesocosm seeks to orchestrate the parameters of an autonomous ecosystem drawing inspiration from the erratic and unpredictable behaviors of the most basic forms of life. Formed from microscopic particles of sound and imagery, a new materiality emerges, gentle and violent at once. Among the spaces bordering on glitch, noise, ambient and electroacoustics, mesocosm reveals a synthetic and organic visual universe at the edge of chaos and harmony.

Uniquely complex AV performance, Empty Vessels merges robotics, AI neural networks, classical instrumentation and experimental metaphysics. Custom-built by Montreal Life Support in order to play each string at the same time, three sophisticated robotic structures cradles as many cellos placed at the center of the installation; linked together by Woulg’s intricate web of algorithms, these automatons will independently compose evolving yet synthetic harmonies, transcending the very artists who gave them life.

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DISCOVERY OFFER: 3 shows for $60
Promotion
DISCOVERY OFFER: 3 shows for $60

Get a 20% discount by buying 3 different shows from the Play series for $60!

This offer is available by phone at 514 842-2112 / 1 866 842-2112 or at the Place des Arts box office only.

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Attention
Vaccine passport and sanitary measures
Attention
Vaccine passport and sanitary measures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of our audience, employees and artists, health measures and rules have been put in place. These will be strictly applied by PdA and we ask you to inform in advance all the members of your group who will accompany you to the show of them.

  • As of September 1st, 2021, spectators aged 13 or over will need a vaccine passport to attend shows and activities at Place des Arts. The vaccine passport, along with a photo ID (photo optional for people aged 13 to 15, and 75 or over), must be shown upon entering the venue and activity zones. To download your vaccine passport, please visit the following page. For more details about the VAXICODE app that enables you to download your vaccine passport, please click here.
     
  • Any spectator who feels one of the symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in contact with a person diagnosed as being a carrier of this virus (please consult the Quebec public health website) is asked to not come to a venue at Place des Arts to attend a show. In such cases, we ask you to contact the box office and a full refund will be given to you.
     
  • Any ticket holder must arrive 45 minutes before the show's start time, enter the venue and comply with the instructions given by the staff.
     
  • All spectators and all members of a group to which they belong will have to answer health questions that may be addressed to them by the PdA staff in order to access the venues and the Place des Arts complex. PdA staff may deny access to venues and the PdA complex to any spectator who does not wish to comply. PDA reserves the right to request certain personal information, including the name and phone number of any spectator in order to allow public health to trace people who may have potentially been exposed to a person declared to be a carrier of COVID-19 after a show should such a situation arise. This personal information will solely be collected for this purpose will be kept in a secure location and will be destroyed within sixty (60) days of obtaining it.
     
  • Every spectator over the age of 10 must wear a mask upon arrival at the Place des Arts complex, while circulating within it, until you leave the complex. Spectators may remove their mask while seated in your assigned seat up to the beginning of a show.
     
  • Face covers are strongly recommended for children 2 to 9 years old.
     
  • Physical distancing of minimum 1 seat laterally between seated spectators is required in every venue unless they come from the same household.
     
  • At all times, spectators must follow PDA staff instructions regarding entry and exit.

In the event of non-compliance with these conditions, sanitary measures and instructions from our staff, our staff may ask you to leave the PdA complex immediately and no refund will be given to you.

At the time of your purchase, you have the opportunity to support the Planetair’s Quebec reforestation project. By doing so, you will be helping MUTEK offset its carbon footprint by contributing up to $1.50. MUTEK thanks you in advance for your loyalty and commitment.

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