Elektra_Lab 4 presents:
an immersive robotic performance
by Projet EVA
November 3, 4 and 5, 2011
8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Usine C – 1345, Lalonde Avenue
Montreal (QC) H2L 5A9, Canada
$10 – Audience capacity: 100
Ticket Office: 514.521.4493 (Usine C) / admission.com
Launched in 2008 by Elektra, Elektra_Lab focuses on the connections between art, science and technology. Depending on the year, Elektra_Lab offers one or more evenings of performances and talks by local and international artists, as well as engineers, scientists, designers and musicians. For this 4th edition, Elektra_Lab is premiering Cinétose, a new creation by the Montreal collective Projet EVA.
Cinétose is a robotic and immersive performance, the title of which refers to motion sickness. This hybrid creation is a large-scale electromechanical installation made up of steel sheets that are used both as sound instrument and scenic apparatus. Attached to a mobile grid above the spectators, the large metal plates perform a wide range of movements while descending toward the audience... With Cinétose, Projet EVA immerses the public in a unique somatic experience in which robotic choreography gradually generates a loss of spatial bearings.
Made up of Simon Laroche and Étienne Grenier, both artists, interactive media designers and teachers, Projet EVA's works address themes of loss and restriction. Recently noticed for This is no game, a performance in the form of a video game on a human scale, Projet EVA explores robotics, electronics, video and audio to question our relationship with technology.
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Cinétose Credits :
Robotics and sound design: Etienne Grenier et Simon Laroche / Lighting design: Stéphane Barbeau / Design assistance: Benjamin Cerigo / Original idea: Simon Laroche, Etienne Grenier, David Lemieux.
Elektra_Lab 4 is produced by:
Photo : Gridspace