June 27, 2017

Opening of the ELEKTRA festival at the Société des Arts Technologiques - SAT at 19:00 with TIM by Nicolas-Noël Jodoin and Joël-Aimé Beauchamp (CA).

June 28 – 29 2017

ELEKTRA is an international Digital art festival presenting artists and works that combine art and new technologies. As a high-calibre Montreal-based cultural initiative, the ELEKTRA Festival is a showcase of local, national and international creation for Montreal's community.

June 28 – 29 : ELEKTRA at Usine C – A participative robot performance. ELEKTRA presents the incredible performance INFERNO by artists Louis-Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn (QC-CA).

June 28 - 29 : International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA) at the Cinémathèque québécoise

June 29 to August 20 : video installation Inverso Mundus by the Russian collective AES+F(RU) at the cinémathèque québécoise

Stay tuned for the complete program from June 28 to August 20.

June 28 – 29 : INFERNO - A participative robot performance
Usine C

"The danger is that man could actually be transformed into an unfeeling machine." George Orwell, 1984

With Inferno, we try to bring the machine as close as possible to the spectator’s body, to create an almost intimate connection between the two.Louis-Philippe Demers

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

On the heels of a world tour, and before going back on tour in Europe and South Africa, this show offers 49 audience members a chance to enjoy a unique experience in which their bodies are taken over by the artists, creating improbable choreographies, synchronized with music and light.

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June 28 - 29 : 11th International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA)
Cinémathèque québécoise – 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 IMDA has become the most prominent platform for local digital artists to take their work around the world. The IMDA generates significant cultural and financial spinoffs, with many pieces being presented beyond our borders since 2006. The IMDA has also been an opportunity for major players from the international digital scene to form ties. IMDA presentations are a unique opportunity to discover local creations and international programming. The IMDA has two main streams of presentations: local artists, collectives and organizations showcase pieces they want presented abroad to international players, and international presenters (producers, presenters, curators, gallerists and journalists) provide an overview of their activities and programming priorities.

June 20 to August 20 : INVERSO MUNDUS – An immersive video installation
Cinémathèque Québécoise

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. Inverso Mundus presents emotionless humans, verging on humanoid, living in social utopias like zombies.

More informations : AESF.ART

Stay tuned for the complete program from June 28 to August 20 !

Satellite Activities :

June 03 : Écosystèmes numériques #Data Montreal educational project
Performance/architectural projection
Eastern Bloc – the afternoon of June 3, 2017

On June 3, pieces from the educational activity, Écosystème numérique #Data Montréal – directed by Mickaël Lafontaine, with guest artist Herman Kolgen – return to the Eastern Bloc. This activity falls under the theme of the second edition of AUTOMATA, and the presentation is the result of a series of workshops that introduced students to data mining and techniques for interpreting and visualizing that data. During the performance, the students will create maps of their city. These maps will offer a unique perspective on the city from the encounter between open data from the city and the students’ digital explorations.

More Informations : EASTERNBLOC.CA

Networking activity and conference

June 06 : #intersections – Montreal Digital Spring
June 6 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

In partnership with Montreal Digital Spring, ELEKTRA will present at Shaughnessy House installations by emerging Montreal artists Adam Basanta and Maxime Damecour. Initiated by Montreal Digital Spring, this networking platform to develop digital creations in Montreal is in its third edition and has brought together members from a range of business sectors that gravitate around digital technology. #intersections is a unique opportunity to reach a new audience that is curious about the creative possibilities of recent technologies made available to artists.

More Informations : printempsnumerique.info