Festival ELEKTRA - 18th EDITION OF JUNE 28-29 2017 - "We are the robots! "

This is the backdrop against which ELEKTRA continues its AUTOMATA trilogy in 2017 and 2018, this time with the theme THE BIG DATA SPECTACLE. The first edition of AUTOMATA explored the creative capacity of machines (for a possible audience of machines), while the 2017 edition looks at the promises kept by major advances in fields of artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, data mining and human-machine hybrids, notably in art.

INFERNO – A participative robot performance at Usine C – June 28-29, 2017
Opening the festival on June 28 and 29, after a resounding success in 2016, ELEKTRA presents the incredible performance INFERNOby artists Louis-Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn. INFERNO is a participative robot piece where spectators don exoskeletons and become actors in the performance.

INVERSO MUNDUS – An immersive video installation at Cinémathèque québécoise – June 29 to August 20, 2017
As a second pièce de résistance and a Canadian premiere, ELEKTRA will present, in coproduction with the Cinémathèque québécoise, the panoramic video installation Inverso Mundus by the Russian collective AES+F. Shown at the Venice Biennale in 2015, the piece was etched in viewers’ minds with its absurd interpretation of the medieval carnival in the contemporary world.

11th International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA) Cinémathèque québécoise – June 28-29, 2017, afternoons
Alongside the ELEKTRA festival, the 11th edition of the International Marketplace for Digital Art takes place June 28 to 29 during two afternoons, once again this year at the Cinémathèque québécoise. In 10 years, the Market has become the most prominent platform for local digital artists to take their work around the world. The Market generates significant cultural and financial spinoffs, with many pieces having been presented beyond our borders since 2006. The Market has also been an opportunity for major players from the international digital art scene to form ties.

More information on programming here.