We are asking artists, curators, and art critics to submit a list of their artistic top 10 of the moment.
Let's discover what inspires them!
July 3rd to 17th, 2020
Elena Biserna is a scholar and independent curator based in Marseille, France. She is associate researcher at PRISM (AMU /CNRS) and TEAMeD (Université Paris 8). Her interests are focused on listening and on contextual, time-based art practices in relationship with urban dynamics, socio-cultural processes, the public and political sphere. She has taught at ESAAix-École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, Aix-Marseille University and the Academy of fine art of Bologna. She has given talks at different conferences, festivals and events and her articles and interviews have appeared in several international publications (Les Presses du Réel, Mimesis, Le Mot et le Reste, Errant Bodies, Amsterdam University Press, Cambridge Scholar, Castelvecchi, etc.) and journals. She co-curates the series La Membrane, the seminar Pratiques de l’écoute, écoute de pratiques at IMéRA Marseille and co-edits the column wi watt'heure of Revue & Corrigée with Carole Rieussec. As a curator, she worked with several organizations such as Locus Sonus (Aix-en-Provence), soundpocket (Hong Kong), Sant'Andrea degli Amplificatori (Bologna), Cona Zavod (Ljubljana), Xing (Bologna), Saout Radio and Sound Threshold (London).
June 4th to 11th, 2020
Claudine Hubert is curator of digital and visual art. She is currently part of the programming team at MUTEK for its Forum IMG and exhibition components. She sits on the digital arts committee at the Conseil des arts de Montréal, chairs the artist studio collective Les Ateliers Belleville, and is an active member of Centre Clark. Claudine develops projects on the Canadian art scene, most recently setting up the MUTEK-Avatar residency and presentation program. She spent 11 years as general and artistic co-director of the OBORO artist-run center in Montreal, and was involved in cofounding Third Space gallery in Saint John (NB).
May 20th to 27th, 2020
Nathalie Bachand is an author and independent curator. She is interested in digital issues and the conditions of its emergence in contemporary art. Recently, she curated the interactive work Thresholds by Michel de Broin in the Âjagemô space at the Canada Council for the Arts; and her exhibition ‘The Dead Web – The End’ was coproduced by Molior in Europe: at the Mirage Festival in Lyon, at the Mapping Festival in Geneva and at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest. She is also co-curator and project manager for the Centre en art actuel Sporobole.
May 6th to May 14th, 2020
Fly Pan Am formed in Montreal in 1996 and played their earliest shows with many of the city’s emerging instrumental and experimental rock groups (including Exhaust, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Shalabi Effect) in various alternate venues and extra-official warehouses during the late '90s. The band’s four founding members worked through four Constellation release from 1998-2004 and went on hiatus in 2005. They are: Roger Tellier-Craig (guitars, tapes, electronics, vocals); Jonathan Parant (guitars, tapes, electronics, vocals); J.S. Truchy (bass, tapes, electronics, vocals) and Félix Morel (drums, tapes). Eric Gingras (guitars, organs, percussion) joined the group in 2002.
Fly Pan Am has also collaborated with electronic artists Tim Hecker and Christof Migone, including a number of unreleased recording sessions, some of which can be heard on Constellation’s Song of the Silent Land compilation, as well as on Tim Hecker’s Mirages and on one track from N’écoutez pas.
Fly Pan Am has toured Europe and North America numerous times, sharing bills with GY!BE, Do Make Say Think, Stereolab and Broadcast, among others. They have performed twice at Fonderie Darling, the Montreal installation art centre run by Quartier Ephemere. They spent a week performing in Portugal in 2002, at the invitation of Visao Periferica, and played the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in 2004.
The group reunited in 2018 for a performance in Montreal, their first live show in 14 years.