INVISIBLE WALLS

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • VERNISSAGE: 22 August 2019, 18:00 - 21:00
  • EXHIBITION: 22 - 28 August 2019
  • Opening hours: [ TUE to FRI ] 5pm - 8pm -- [ SAT & SUN ] 1pm - 5pm
  • IAKERI COLLECTIVE

Eastern Bloc is very pleased to welcome Collectif Iakeri for a production residency (August 9-21) followed by an exhibition from August 22 to 28!

The vernissage will be held on Thursday August 22nd  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

INVISIBLES WALLS sheds light on gender inequality through the use of immersive space where the material and sonic qualities of the work are revealed while being distorted by a stream of gender statistics. Jellyfish-like creatures move through the space, capturing the flow of data that is being projected in contrast to the organic inner quality of the floating images.

Playing on the meaning of “méduse” (jellyfish in French / Medusa), the work engages its subjects - the mythology of the female and the brutality of the data - in a metaphorical confrontation. The work’s narrative, based on three axes - the sonic, the visual, and the sociological element - constructs itself as the audience wrestles with the data. Through this, the artists embody a digital landscape to address political issues.

IAKERI is a collective led by three artists from different professional and research backgrounds. In sharing and shaping their respective artistic visions, the members of the collective aim to initiate a dialogue between visual art and performance, on the one hand, and mathematics, physics, social sciences and experimental music, on the other.

Alice Guerlot-Kourouklis: After completing her studies in sociology and a career as a musician, for the past 15 years she has dedicated herself to composition and sound design in film, the performing arts, and for installation projects.

Jimena Royo-Letelier: Originally from Chile and currently residing in France, Royo-Letelier is a mathematician, musician, and computer scientist who divides her time between research in the field of computer music and her artistic work, which brings sound and mathematics together.

Aneymone Wilhelm is currently a prop master at the Comédie Française in France. She also works as a visual artist, set designer and set decorator in film. 

Murs Invisibles, Collectif Iakeri / Iakeri project production, in partnership with Le Château Ephémère, fabrique sonore et numérique, Stereolux, INA-GRM. Data collected in free access (INSEE, ONU, UNESCO, INED, data.gouv.fr, https://www.egalite-femmes-hommes.gouv.fr, Audiens, http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca,

7240 Clark, 2nd Floor, Montreal

  • VERNISSAGE: 22 August 2019, 18:00 - 21:00
  • EXHIBITION: 22 - 28 August 2019
  • Opening hours: [ TUE to FRI ] 5pm - 8pm -- [ SAT & SUN ] 1pm - 5pm