In collaboration with the Biennale NÉMO, as part of the exhibition "Les faits du hasard" taking place from December 9 to March 23, ELEKTRA travels to CENTQUATRE in Paris to present Montreal talent. In "Les faits du hasard", randomness is not imposed on artists, but rather the artists impose randomness on the audience. There are no accidental coincidences, but rather planned ones by the creators. The artworks presented, some created with specialized technology, often involve computer programming. Therefore, artists carry the potential to program randomly and exploit the generative quality of coding. This notorious "generativity" is a major component of contemporary digital art's grammar and tools.
LIGHTHOUSE#2 - ALICE JARRY AND VINCENT EVRARD
Lighthouse explores the potential of glass through light and sound signals, both unstable and transient. The phenomenon of diffraction, addressed as a material, spacial and collaborative process (Hardaway, 1997: Barad, 2007), is central in this research. Hence, the piece comes to life by virtue of unforeseen collisions between space, time, pulsing light, precarious materialities, ourselves and the audience.
More info: http://alicejarry.com
IMPULSE - MARTIN MESSIER
In this installation, sound and light flow according to a non-linear choreography. Composed of five segments, each one made of suspended interconnected metal boards, the piece is activated by semi-random programming of light and sound. With this piece, Martin Messier offers a techno-poetic analogy of the brain mechanisms and the flux of thoughts. This analogy is understood as a network of energy flows, where a luminous circuit travels from one
board to another.
More info: http://www.mmessier.com/
AQUAPHONEIA - NAVID NAVAB
Aquaphoneia is an alchemical installation centred around the poiesis of time and the transmutation of voice into matter. A large horn mid-space echoes the ghost of Edison’s machine. But unlike early recording, this odd assemblage transmutes voice into water and water into air. Vocal sounds falling into the depths of the horn are calcinated, and liquified: The aqueous voice then flows into three alchemical chambers where inner time is surrendered to the tempi of matter: unbound, yet lucid and sound.
More info: http://topologicalmedialab.net/
ENIGMA - PURFORM
MARCH 23 AT 7:00PM
LA VILLETTE PARIS
Enigm(a) will be closing this year's edition of Biennale Némo. Hats off to Alan Turing with the incredible performance by Canadian duo PurForm (Alain Thibault and Yan Breuleux). It outlines the state of the art of audiovisual performance : Turing's trademark encrypted message is the genesis of this show. Enigm(a) features multiple simultaneous visualizations of the same sound phenomenon. Given the complexity of the artwork, it is impossible to grasp the animations altogether. Each spectator creates their own understanding.
More info: http://bit.ly/2GYJhXO
MARCH 23, 2018
LA VILLETTE PARIS
211 Jean Jaurès Avenue
75019 Paris, France