Les journées de la culture 2011

© A. Moore, 2011

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© A. Moore, 2011

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Les journées de la culture 2011

Shows
October 1, 2011, from 1-4 pm
1 pm Concert with Allison Moore, recipient of the 2010 Bourse Pop
2 pm Open House at the New Media's Lab sound studio
3 pm Choir interventions with Chœur Maha

1 pm – Concert with Allison Moore, New Media Lab (suite 200)
Interdisciplinary artist Allison Moore presents her project Urban Terrarium, produced at OBORO through the New Media Grant for Young Artists, in partnership with La Caisse populaire Desjardins du Mont-Royal. She will discuss the details of the production process of her video assemblage combining drawn animation, photo collage and live-action video to create a panoramic videoscape of a fantastical metropolis. Characters appear in windows, washing dishes, dancing, arguing and embracing their daily routine in small repetitive actions. Inhabitants are lost in the details of the metropolis, resembling ants in their terrarium farm. These elements are composited in After Effects® to create three HD widescreen cityscapes, projected as one seamless panoramic.

2 pm – Open House at the New Media Lab sound studio (suite 200)
A unique opportunity to discover the functioning of a professional sound studio in the company of a specialist.

3 pm – Choir interventions with Chœur Maha (throughout the building)
Chœur Maha was founded in 1991 by composer/performer Kathy Kennedy and visual artist Su Schnee. The choir has delighted audiences for two decades with their creative repertoire, singing in as many languages and styles as possible, from Hildegard von Bingen to Hildegard Westerkamp; from Mozart to Madonna and incorporating a healthy dose of electroacoustic music for good measure. Their name is always associated with innovative feminist music, high energy performances and a decidedly non-traditional take on choral music. For Les journées de la culture, they intervene throughout the building of 4001 Berri.

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Allison Moore

Native to Victoria, British-Colombia, Allison Moore studied interdisciplinary art and video at Concordia University where she received in 2005 a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Fine Arts. Active in the artistic community in Canada and abroad for the past ten years, she has participated in numerous exhibitions, residencies, workshops and events. Her work explores in a playful and systemic manner the fascinating universe of the dematerialization and the decontextualization of the image and the body as much on a conceptual level than on a technological one. In addition to her artistic practice, Moore has worked as professional editor, compositor and animator for film and television as well as teaching workshops for film. She has independently directed short experimental films, music videos and theatre projects. Moore’s work is funded through CALQ and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Chœur Maha

Choeur Maha was founded in 1991 by composer/performer Kathy Kennedy and visual artist Su Schnee. The choir has delighted audiences for two decades with their creative repertoire, singing in as many languages and styles as possible, from Hildegard von Bingen to Hildegard Westerkamp, from Mozart to Madonna - and often incorporating a healthy dose of electroacoustic music for good measure. Choeur Maha is well known for its support of women’s organizations throughout Montreal: their annual performances for the École Polytechnique anniversary as well as International Women's Day are presented to wide audiences with profits going to women’s shelters and support groups. Maha has produced some of the city’s most memorable musical interventions and guerrilla performances incorporating technology and social commentary. From the large scale sonic installation Never/Always, performed outdoors at Place des Arts with over 100 participants, to more intimate surprise performances in the corridors at City Hall, Maha continually turns heads.