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Beyond the Stage: Exploring the Intersection of Live Art, Performance, and Mediated Spaces

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PHI Centre Espace 1
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2A3

Doors: 6 pm
Discussion: 6:30 pm

General admission: $22.20
Student admission: $16.65

*Fees included
**Taxes not included

The conversation will be held in English. The Q&A following will be in both English and French.

This conversation explores how interactive elements in performance, exhibitions and art installations can reshape a piece, reinterpret the space, and reinvent the artist-audience dynamic in radically different ways.

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When art is participative—when the audience’s interpretation and movement transform the art itself—it becomes something new, wild, unpredictable, and spontaneous.

This conversation explores how interactive elements can reshape a piece, reinterpret the space, and reinvent the artist-audience dynamic in radically different ways. Last minute (2022), currently on display at the PHI Centre, is a new immersive piece by Adrien M & Claire B that plunges the audience into the artwork and provokes them to embody the experience. Bringing together speakers who are approaching this question from different angles, this panel is an opportunity to hear from artists who are pushing the boundaries and reshaping the relationship they forge with their audiences.


Ticket holders for this conversation get 20% off two general admission tickets for the Last minute exhibition at the PHI Centre.

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Mojeanne Behzadi

Mojeanne Behzadi is a curator and poet based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. She is currently the director of Art Speaks, an international contemporary art lecture series and the curator of research and programs at Artexte. Mojeanne holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University and works as an independent curator on numerous projects. She recently developed and hosted the Trajectories podcast for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and she curated the Spillover Love exhibition at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire in 2021. Her current curatorial research focuses on love as a radical tool for resistance, mobilisation, and social transformation.

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Marie Brassard

Marie Brassard is an author, director and actress. She builds her work on the slopes of our virtual and imagined realities, producing highly innovative pieces of great imagination and maturity that reflect her timeless sense of theatricality and her passionate interest in digital technology.

In 2001, she initiated a solo career, founding her own production company, Infrarouge, and creating her first solo piece, Jimmy. This piece was a major turning point in her artistic career, leading to critical acclaim and to continuous touring over many years.

Since then, working in close collaboration with musicians and visual artists, she has created surreal works of theatre that reveal her virtuoso acting skills and highly innovative approach to video, light and sound design. Blending voice and music, and crossing divergent levels of reality, her productions carry the audience into a world in which the lines between private and public or subject and object, become blurred – a world in which the relationship between humans and technology becomes as intimate as that between the performer and her audience.

Marie Brassard has lately become more involved with projects related to augmented and virtual reality. She also occasionally works with dance artists and sometimes acts in films.

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Kid Koala

Kid Koala is a Montreal-based scratch DJ, film composer, theatre producer and visual artist. He has released 5 solo albums, and contributed to several feature film soundtracks including The Great Gatsby, Looper, Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He has toured with the likes of Radiohead, Deltron 3030 and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has composed music for Cartoon Network, Sesame Street and Adult Swim. He has created the musical score for the award-winning Nintendo Switch video game Floor Kids. He has written and illustrated the award-winning graphic novels Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He is known for his imaginative live productions such as Vinyl Vaudeville, Satellite Turntable Orchestra, and The Storyville Mosquito, each of which expresses his unique form of storytelling with music, animation, film and interactive entertainment.

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Yuma Arias

Yuma Arias began her training with rhythmic gymnastics. She participated in national competitions and did intensive training in Perm, Russia. Later, starting in the circus, Yuma worked as a contortionist in the show Ritmos de la noche in Puerto Vallarta. In 2016-2020, Yuma attended the professional training program at the National Circus School of Montreal with the specialty of Duo Acro-Dance. Yuma is passionate about movement research and is interested in creating and collaborating with other artists. In the last few years, Yuma has presented her work in projects and events such as: Until We Die from Brigitte Poupart; Last minute, immersive installation, created by Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot; Festival Montréal Complètement Cirque; FORUM LAB7, research of acrobatic movement with sound devices, by Lab10; VOUS ÊTES ICI, Intensive week of creation for graduates from live art programs, LA SERRE.

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