Objet Inusité : International Summit on Audio Art

19 - 22 December 2012

  • Installations: 19 - 22 December 2012
  • Performances: 19 - 21 December 2012, 20:00
  • Closing event: 22 December 2012, 20:00
  • Lucas Abela
  • Thomas Bégin
  • Peter Blasser
  • Peter Flemming
  • Gambletron
  • Jean-Pierre Gauthier
  • Jeremy Gordaneer
  • Darsha Hewitt
  • Yann Leguay
  • Maxime de la Rochefoucauld
  • Keiko Uenishi

Eastern Bloc, in collaboration with Suoni per il popolo festival, presents Objet Inusité, an international summit bringing together 15 artists and curators from Montreal and abroad, to collectively explore and discuss the audio/visual aspects of digital art through non-screen based practices. Through exploratory workshops, artist presentations and panel discussions, and site-specific installations and performances, particular emphasis is placed on audio art practices that use the "object" as interface, concentrating on objects of an uncommon/non-standard/residual nature.

This 4-day event, co-curated by Eliane Ellbogen and Lisa Gamble, will explore how objects, imbued with a persona, may be activated by their user to take on a life of their own, in a performative or installation context. The presented works seek to examine how the activation of these objects allow for a spontaneous, accidental materialization of the hidden persona of these otherwise inanimate objects. They look at how an object, whether of a discarded or useful nature, can take on a cultural relevance, and how that cultural relevance can be reinterpreted and re-appropriated for an artistic context.

19 - 22 December 2012

  • Installations: 19 - 22 December 2012
  • Performances: 19 - 21 December 2012, 20:00
  • Closing event: 22 December 2012, 20:00