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PLAY 6 - ALMA + Thisquietarmy x Philippe Léonard

Cinquième Salle August 26, 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.

ALMA is the union of artists and researchers Marc-André Cossette and Alexandre Saunier. Fragments: The Shape of Things questions how automated data processing systems impact the perception of social relations and global conflicts, notably in terms of their anonymization and aestheticization. Audiovisual fragments composed or extracted from the news meet an amalgam of analog and electronic instruments, video game engines, photogrammetry, and sophisticated AI and A-Life techniques. ALMA conceptualizes a two-part live performance, where the realism of urban components is mystified through technological processes, recalling the distance between our bodies and the digital alterations of our realities.

With MSCZOE-01.01.2019, Thisquietarmy x Philippe Léonard A/V duo pushes the concept of an enlarged cinema even further to recreate the scale of the maritime disaster of the MSC Zoe, which resulted in the loss of 290 containers at sea, swapping analog hardware for modern, minimal digital technology. For this work as immersive as it is post-apocalyptic, Leonard works with digital controllers and software from VJ-ing, while Thisquietarmy trades his guitars and amplifiers for more synthetic kosmische electronic drones and off-techno industrial rhythms pulsed from 'recorded samples.

Details

  • Producer / Presenter : MUTEK
  • Venue : Cinquième Salle
  • Photo credit : ALMA — Fragments: The Shape of Things
Promotion
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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