Tenzier, a non-profit organization which has as its mandate to preserve, celebrate and disseminate archival recordings by Quebec avant-garde artists, celebrates its 10th year anniversary. The director, Eric Fillion, interviewed me and we talked, among many things, about Étienne O’Leary’s artwork.
Out now on Le laps publishing ! Both a digital album and artist book, Le fruit vert and Delphine Dora’s « À La Becque » is a distillation of sketches and experimentations recorded in our practice studio at La Becque, an artist residency in La Tour-de-Peilz (Switzerland). The publication comprises 12 pages that I printed on a risograph, and includes a hyperlink to download seven improvisations (keyboards, voice, synthesizers and objects; 38 minutes).
I will give a short concert during Volume 2, Montreal’s art book fair.
It’s an evening curated by Alex Pelchat with : Moshi Moshi (É. Payeur and C. Clermont), Ensemble Habitant (ensemble feat. 25 local artists playing a score for spatialized music by Bay Area composer Matt Robidoux), Émilie Mouchous, Voish x Geneviève Liboiron, Jasmin//Bourgault, Sarah Albu, Sound of the Mountain (C. Pedersen and E. Millar) & E-Mi-Li (M. Hong, E. Davidovici and E. Denison)
Friday October 4 2019. Doors open at 8pm at 185 Av Van Horne. I will play early. PWYC 10$
Montreal, Canada : Sunday, June 9 at 8 pm, Suoni per il popolo, La Vitrola, with Ben Shemie and Anika Lausanne, Switzerland : Tuesday July 9, Festival de la Cité, 11:30 pm Lausanne, Switzerland : Friday July 12, Festival de la Cité, 7:30 pm, in collaboration with Delphine Dora
Come celebrate the launch of Les confessions on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at Artexte (2, Sainte-Catherine Street East, room 301).
The author will be present.
Les confessions is a recent project that reflects Sophie Jodoin’s ongoing preoccupation with the interaction of language with images. While books act as raw material for the work, language functions as its mode of articulation. Through a series of feminine surnames, Les confessions chronicles a plural (her)story. As both declarations and silent testimonies, these multiple voices form a collective portrait, a rewriting of women’s social and political bodies where the reader is invited to fill in the voids.
Founded in 2013 by Marie-Douce St-Jacques, and designed by Baptiste Alchourroun and Amandine Guillard, Le laps (“The lapse”) is an independent, Montréal-based publisher specializing in texts on the margins of literature, with a focus on singular sensibilities from artists of all backgrounds.
On April 6, Marie-Douce St-Jacques will dialogue with Alexandre St-Onge around the performative installation 𝐽𝑒𝑡 𝑑𝑢 𝑏𝑎𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑡 𝐴𝐴 𝑙’𝑒𝑎𝑢 𝑔𝑢𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑐 𝑙’𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒. Based in improvisation, this exchange will be guided by the various performative traces collecting in the exhibition spaces over the past month.
Free admission In French April 6, 3pm to 5pm, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400, boul. de Maisonneuve West, LB-165, Montreal FB event
Photos : Yasmine Tremblay Video documentation of the discussion : here
I will be making music alongside Eric Gingras tomorrow night (synths + synths), for (dé)possession, an event of poetry readings. Organized by artist-run centre DARE-DARE, the poets are : Sébastien B. Gagnon, Gabrielle Giasson-Dulude, Marie-Paule Grimaldi, Jonathan Lamy Beaupré, Chantal Neveu, Maude V. Veilleux
This Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 7 to 9pm, Brasserie Coop les sans-taverne, 1900 Le Ber Street (Bâtiment 7). Free.