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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
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Attention
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that physical distancing protocols are in effect for this performance, which means that 1 seat will remain empty on each side of seated spectators, except for spectators from the same family bubble.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a face covering at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

For more information on the health and safety measures in effect at Place des Arts or to read our FAQ, please see the COVID-19 page.

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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