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PHI Centre 407 Saint-Pierre St
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

From February 24 to December 31, 2024
Monthly performances. Discover the dates and artists by clicking here.

Free to the public

A monthly gathering of live performances

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About the project

WHY EMBODIED SPACES?

Inspired by the intimacy, vulnerability and a moment of contemplation that live performance has the capacity to deliver in facing the void of our impermanence, we open the building for unexpected encounters with performance, nuanced and enchanting, in our continuing research in contemporary storytelling.

We have invited local performance artists to interpret spaces within the circulation pathways of the PHI Centre and engage with visitors in unexpected ways against a backdrop of media and sound programming and contemporary art installations.

The context of performance is to reflect on the time, space and interaction with an audience within the architectural framework and operations of the Centre. A space where fiction comes to life right in front of you in an attempt to formulate the human condition without explanation.

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Inaugural performances and artists

PHI Event Centre Espacesincarnes Andreane Leclerc

FEBRUARY 24 AND 25
FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM:
Andréane Leclerc / Nadère arts vivants

CHEREPAKA

Performance-based installation

Cherepaka means turtle in Russian. Composed of a shell and flesh, the turtle carries within itself the duality between eternity and ephemerality. Cherepaka depicts the death of a turtle and echoes the tension that inhabits human beings between their quest for infinity and the mortality of their animal flesh.

The approach is inspired by paintings by Francis Bacon in order to work on the “logic of sensation” (Deleuze) focusing mainly on the concept of the "Figure" and animal becoming.

Just like Cherepaka in its version of stage representation, this sculptural body seeks to deconstruct the spectacularity of contortion as well as that of the living spectacle, in order to make this acrobatic language a sensitive one, a material for representation.
PHI Event Centre Espaces Incarnes Labose Xplov2

MARCH 23 AND 24
FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM:
eXplo Group (Partnership)

LABOS EXPLO

Labos eXplo is a distribution platform for emerging artists, rooted in accessibility and benevolence, which recognises the importance of interdisciplinarity. We want to support and help up-and-coming artists, and act as a springboard for those who are not yet well known. We want to showcase your innovative ideas, which sometimes find it hard to find a place in contemporary programming.


This Labos eXplo showcase includes 3 distinct performances by artists Laura Côté-Bilodeau, Rozenn Lecomte and Olivier Charron & Charbel Hachem.

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PHI Event Centre Espacesincarnes Winnie

APRIL 27 AND 28
FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM:
Winnie Superhova

SEVEN

Winnie Ho (Superhova) is an interdisciplinary dance performance artist and curator who was born in Hong Kong, and currently resides in Montréal. Her work embraces multiple disciplines including immersive installations, sculpture and dance. Weaving in various materials onto her body and inventing queer folklore/mythologies have been the fore-front of her dance making practice. Presently, she is working with notions of grief, pleasure and play as both a personal ceremonial practice and a public performance. Winnie was awarded the Laureate of the Power Prix 2022 scholarship award at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse in Montréal. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Danceweb Scholarship Program at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. Her latest solo work aWokening was premiered at Danse-cité in 2023. aWokening is an immersive sensorial experience of sound, smell and touch over metallic landscapes.

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Artists in performance for the eXplo Group showcase

Call for performance projects

The call for performance projects is now closed. Thank you to all the artists who applied. Selected artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

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