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Eastern Bloc : Objet Inusité

GaOne of eleven artists presented in Objet Inusité : International Summit on Audio Art (19-22 December 2012, Eastern Bloc, Montreal), Jean-Pierre Gauthier presents the newest results in his development of instruments for audio performance, with his new work “Pressions” this Wednesday evening, December 19th. For a glimpse into his work, view here documentation from “The Sound of Things – Semaphores and Brooms (2003)” at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.


Objet Inusité : International Summit on Audio Art

Eastern Bloc, in collaboration with Suoni per il popolo festival, presents Objet Inusité, an international summit bringing together 15 artists and curators from Montreal and abroad, to collectively explore and discuss the audio/visual aspects of digital art through non-screen based practices. Through exploratory workshops, artist presentations and panel discussions, and site-specific installations and performances, particular emphasis is placed on audio art practices that use the “object” as interface, concentrating on objects of an uncommon/non-standard/residual nature.

This 4-day event will explore how objects, imbued with a persona, may be activated by their user to take on a life of their own, in a performative or installation context. The presented works seek to examine how the activation of these objects allow for a spontaneous, accidental materialization of the hidden persona of these otherwise inanimate objects. They look at how an object, whether of a discarded or useful nature, can take on a cultural relevance, and how that cultural relevance can be reinterpreted and re-appropriated for an artistic context.

With: Lucas Abela (AU), Thomas Bégin (CA), Peter Blasser (US), Peter Flemming (CA), Gambletron (CA), Jean-Pierre Gauthier (CA), Jeremy Gordaneer (CA), Darsha Hewitt (CA), Yann Leguay (BE/FR), Maxime de la Rochefoucauld (CA) and Keiko Uneishi (US)

Performances: 19 – 21 December | 8pm

Closing event: 22 December | 9pm

Installations: 19 – 22 December | 12pm – 8pm

Workshops: 19 – 22 December| various schedules

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