Agir

  • Vernissage: 27 May 2011, 18:00
  • Exhibit: 27 May - 16 June 2011

Full of humanity, subtle yet complex, the audiovisual works presented in AGIR are born of a collaboration between 49 incarcerated women – approached by virtue of their unique experiences – and 8 professional artists – invited into the province’s main detention centres.

The works created explore the link that exists between incarceration and poverty in its many forms: economic, social, familial, cultural and emotional. AGIR, presented by Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec and Engrenage Noir / LEVIER, exposes the individual plights of women who are in conflict with the law and allows us to interact with them in ways that contradict the usual stereotypes, that is, in an artistic context.

Gallery open :

Tue, Wed | 12pm – 6pm

Thur | 12pm – 9pm (guided visit 5:30pm / panel discussion 7pm)

Fri | 12pm – 8pm

Sat, Sun | 12pm – 6pm


"Incidences Opératiques" by Myriam Belley is an A/V performance which explores universal and private territories, using operatic voice as a basis.

The performance uses sound materials which explore polyrhythmics, time units, perceptions and changes in tone through shifts in sound, transporting the spectator from opera to noise soundscapes.

  • Vernissage: 27 May 2011, 18:00
  • Exhibit: 27 May - 16 June 2011