Rendez-vous between Balmoral and Sainte-Catherine street.
The works illustrate new narrative forms for public space, and invite active public participation. The thematic installations advance the dialogue between residents and their city, thanks to the creators’ artistic contributions to discussions on issues affecting community life.
HOW GOOD ARE YOU?
The Compassion Machine: The team at Ensemble Ensemble returns to the Quartier des Spectacles with a new version of The Compassion Machine, opening August 30. This time, the installation is fitted with two cameras. Using subverted algorithms from surveillance systems, the machine analyses our capacity for kindness and our predisposition to do good. An invitation to reject everyday suspicion.
MAKE NOISE, CREATE HARMONY
Wind Instrument, a popular installation that won a Numix 2018 award for in-situ interactive installations, returns for a second year in a row in August. The installation by Étienne Paquette is a monumental work comprising six tubes as tall as 28 feet. It responds to variations in ambient noise and public interaction by creating soothing musical harmonies. An invitation for urbanites to listen closely to their environment and make their own contribution to the audible landscape.
LOOK, I’M TALKING TO YOU
Spectrum is a new installation co-produced by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership in collaboration with a major international partner, Quays Culture, an organization presenting temporary public art and cultural events in Manchester, England. In 2018, the two organizations joined forces to issue a call for proposals, open to artists from Quebec and the United Kingdom, for an outdoor digital interactive work. The proposal from Montreal-based interactive studio HUB Studio was chosen from among more than 20 submissions.
A UNIQUE WALK
Along this unique walk, the artists will discuss the making of their installations and invite you to experience each one. The walk ends in Place de Paix, next to the SAT café, where you are welcome to continue the evening.
walk of 5 september
5.30 pm Rendez-vous between Balmoral and Sainte-Catherine street
6 pm Go to Saint-Laurent Station to discover Wind Instrument
6.30 pm Go to place of Peace to see the first represenation of Spectrum
7 pm Come to have a good time at S.A.T Cafe
Concept and art direction: Étienne Paquette
Scenography: Mélanie Crespin
Sound design and interactive programming: Philippe Hughes
Technical direction: Vincent Paquette
Musical research and consulting: Javier Asencio
Multimedia consulting: Vincent Pasquier
A co-production of the National Film Board of Canada, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and LA SERRE – arts vivants, Wind Instrument was originally presented in 2018 as part of the POSSIBLES project.
The Compassion Machine
Creation and production: Ensemble Ensemble — Jonathan Bélisle, Franck Desvernes, Sylvain Dumais, François Pallaud and Marianne Prairie
Sound design: DJ Mini
Graphic design: TagTeam
A co-production of the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership. The Compassion Machine was originally presented in 2017 as part of the KM3 public art event in the Quartier des Spectacles.
Concept and art direction: HUB Studio
A co-production of Quays Culture in Manchester, U.K., and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership. Spectrum was presented in December 2018 at Salford Quays as part of the Lightwaves digital light festival.