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Gratuit !

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From March 23 to April 22, 2023.

Dante Guthrie, Lindsay Lion Lord, William Mora, Andrew Rutherdale, Cléo Sjölander

Humankind was once, in Greek tragedy, the object of contemplation for the Olympian gods. Acting as puppeteers, they delighted in meddling with human affairs; for the ancient Greeks, divine intervention was the cause for joy and suffering, seasons and storms. Of course, since the time of Homer, science and technology have fundamentally transformed our relationship to the earth and the skies. Reflecting on the cultural and societal shifts that followed industrialization, Walter Benjamin wrote that humankind—in the absence of gods—has become an object of contemplation for itself: our self-alienation has reached a point where we can experience our own annihilation as a supreme aesthetic pleasure. Alienated from human nature and deprived of destiny we became an object of our own contemplation. The forces of capitalism have diverted the forces of life, Eros, into forces of death. Spurred on by a compulsion for growth, capitalism has paradoxically deprived life of both life and death—but life that negates death negates itself.

- Opening on March 23, with the artists, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Quartier des spectacles Montreal, Quebec