ELEKTRA is pleased to support the North American premiere of superposition, a performance by Japanese electronic-music composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda presented by the Musée d’art contemporain with the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal. Offering a unique sensory experience combining sound visuals physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness, superposition has been widely acclaimed internationally...
Featuring 87 artists, including 62 artists from Quebec and Canada and 25 international artists, the BIAN ran at 30 exhibition sites around the city (including Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) and Montréal’s Fine Arts Museum) drawing close to 50,000 visitors, not to mention the tens of thousands of passers-by who came to admire one of the six works presented in public space, setting a participation record. It was a thrilling second edition and a resounding success.
The CEOs and Artistic Directors of Elektra and MUTEK, Alain Thibault and Alain Mongeau, announced that the two festivals, both celebrating their 15th anniversaries in 2014, will synchronize their dates to create one major event. Mark your calendars for the last week in May. A new festival format representing the organizations’ first combined effort, will take place inside the larger framework of the first Printemps Numérique, including the second edition of the International Digital Arts Biennial and the 2nd edition of the Quartier des spectacles’ Parcours Numérique.
Baillat Cardell & Fils & Folklore jointly won the Boomerang Grand Prize in the category “Site ou application événementielle” for the Elektra 14 | ANTI/MATTER website. Congratulations to both teams!
The ELEKTRA Festival co-presented EXTRA_VISIONS 3 on November 23, 2013 at the Phi Centre, as part of the first edition of MUTEK_IMG.
The festival invited the German artist Frank Bretschneider, emblematic figure of the electronic music label Raster-Noton to introduce his new album super.trigger to the Montreal audience. The opening set was performed by Toronto-based artist Michael Trommer and VJ Nokami (Eric Filion) with Greyfield / Wavefield. The evening concluded with Dust, a performance combining the sound of DJ / producer Mateo Murphy and visuals by Ewerx.
19 348 visitors enjoyed the 32 activities offered, presented in 11 venues and public spaces around the city. Apart from the evening of performances held from May 1st to 5th at Usine C, not less than 9 exhibitions and projections have been shown, most often for free, throughout the month of May.
The next edition of ELEKTRA will take place in Spring 2014 and will mark the 15th anniversary of the festival. The second edition of the International Digital Arts Biennial will be held in the same period under the theme of Physical/ité.
From September 26 to 28, 2013, ELEKTRA took part in the Brussels-based Bozar Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) and Quinzaine numérique with FOCUS QUÉBEC, a remarkable program dedicated to Quebec artists.
For three days, digital arts took centre stage at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, which will play host to a delegation of some 20 Quebec artists and organizations for the event.
The second International Digital Arts Biennial will take place from May 1 to June 19, 2014 under the theme of Physical/ité. It will address the issues and implications of the body and offer a unique reflection on how to render or reveal its physical characteristics through new technologies.
A new website will be unveiled in early 2014. In the meantime, you can follow our news on elektramontreal.ca.
See you soon.