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TECHNO WORLDS

  • Exhibition
  • Last Chance
  • Music
  • Society
  • Contemporary Art

A 3-PART PATHWAY

Part 1: PHI Centre
Espace Rhino & Espace Plateau
315 Saint-Paul St West
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3
• Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
 Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 9:30 pm

Part 2: Goethe-Institut Montreal
1626 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2T1

Monday: 3 pm to 6 pm 
 Tuesday to Saturday: 3 pm to 8 pm

Part 3: Society for Arts and Technology
1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2S6

 Tuesday to Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm

Admission is free, no reservation required.

An exhibition at the intersection of music, art, pop, media and technology in relation to the multifaceted techno scene, genres and political projects stemming from the subcultures of the 1980s to today and traces the processes of cultural and economic appropriation.

A 3-PART PATHWAY TO DISCOVER

As part of the celebration of the anniversaries of the Goethe-Institut, the PHI Centre and the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), we invite you to discover techno culture through TECHNO WORLDS.

Visit the exhibition by following the 3-part pathway:

TECHNOWORLDS Event Centre Robert Lippok ICON

PART 2 AT THE
GOETHE-INSTITUT

AN EXHIBITION IN THE AFTERNOON AND FROM SUNSET TO MIDNIGHT 

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Techno Worlds event Centre Maryam Jafri2
Photo: Maryam Jafri

THE EXHIBITION

TECHNO WORLDS is a Goethe-Institut exhibition on view in museums and other exhibition venues internationally, presented in Montreal at the Goethe-Institut, PHI Centre and Society for Arts and Technology

The Goethe-Institut has been promoting the German language and contemporary culture for 60 years through strong international cultural collaborations. The SAT is a cultural hub dedicated to digital culture and has been promoting collective learning for 25 years. The PHI Centre is a multidisciplinary institution where contemporary art and new technologies meet since 10 years.

A new iteration of the exhibition, over 20 international artists, musicians and filmmakers blur the boundaries between art and music. TECHNO WORLDS includes photo, video and installation works by DeForrest Brown, Jr., Jaqueline Caux, Tony Cokes, Chicks on Speed, Zuzanna Czebatul, Kerstin Greiner, AbuQuadim Haqq, Rangoato Hlasane, Ryõji Ikeda, Maryam Jafri, Romuald Karmakar, Robert Lippok, Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn, Carsten Nicolai, Vinca Petersen, Daniel Pflumm, Lisa Rovner, Sarah Schönfeld, Jeremy Shaw as well as Tobias Zielony.

PART 1 AT THE PHI CENTRE

Techno Worlds Event Centre PHI Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn
Photo: Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn

AN EXHIBITION DURING THE DAY

Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 9:30 pm

As a global phenomenon, techno has not only shaped the history of music, but has also had a significant influence on culture. The impulses of techno have an impact on the various fields of art, pop culture, media consumption and technology.

Techno is also an attitude towards life, which reflects particular social, economic and environmental structures.

The exhibition TECHNO WORLDS, which is touring the world, does not aim to indulge in nostalgia, but to depict visions of the future of a lifestyle culture whose adaptability and complexity have remained unique.

The works presented at the PHI Centre are inspired by the following 3 themes

  • The history and sound of techno music

  • Communities and networks

  • Techno & design

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PART 2 AT THE GOETHE-INSTITUT

Techno Worlds Event Centre Jeremy Shaw Morning Has Broken 2001
Photo: JeremyShaw / Morning Has Broken

AN EXHIBITION IN THE AFTERNOON AND FROM SUNSET TO MIDNIGHT

Monday: 3 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 3 pm to 8 pm

The documents, objects, videos and film programs on display at the Goethe-Institut approach the techno phenomenon from the perspective of cultural and musical history, feminism and Afro-futurism.

Original fashion from the 90's, magazines, fanzines and video installations will be on display.

Works on display, window projections every day from sunset to midnight, and film screenings every Friday and Saturday night for the duration of the exhibition.

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PART 3 AT THE SAT

Techno Worlds Event Centre Vinca Peterson Girl and Rig Rotterdam 1996
Photo: Vinca Peterson / Girl and Rig, Rotterdam, 1996

RAVE CULTURE IN THE EVENING

Tuesday to Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm

The Society for Arts and Technology invites you to dive into the underground rave scene by taking you to the confines of its basement.

Since the 1980s, the rave scene has acted as a liberating entity for marginalized communities. Playing on the interstices between documentation and interpretation, TECHNO WORLDS offers an alternative perspective on the hidden face of these gatherings. Through a series of photographic, video and luminous installations, the exhibition reveals a subversive militancy where liberation, self-discovery and the reclamation of physical, cultural and political spaces intersect.

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ALONGSIDE THE EXHIBITION

Techno Worlds Event Centre Ithinkof Germanyatnight Film
Photo: Image from the film If I Think of Germany at Night

Screening of the film If I Think of Germany at Night followed by a discussion

June 7 at 7 pm

Discussion moderated by Dennis Kastrup
Special guests: Caroline Hayeur, Fred Everything, Christian Pronovost

WHERE:
PHI Centre, Space A
315 Saint-Paul Street Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

TICKETS:
$8.70 (fees included, taxes not included)

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