This third evening of performance cycle Fermons les yeux pour voir. Always mind your surroundings will revolve stories of displacement through multiple-channel video installations, inviting the audience to roam around Place Publique. In addition, artistic duo Catherine Landry and Gabriel Lapierre will activate for the third time Générateur Spectaculaire - the performative installation exhibited at Place Publique all summer long.
Rixt de Boer - Passage
The street is a blank canvas that provides a stage for constant accumulation of volatile and unwitnessed moments/events, leaving no traces behind. Nothing that happens on the street is permanent, except for the street itself. All space is constantly in transition, whether visible or not. As a public space, the street at once belongs to everyone and no one. It often serves only an an intermediate zone from points A to B. However in some cases, the street takes on a different function and the line between public and private space blurs. Space is often appropriated in different ways, allowing its function to change. Various types of structures arise for different reasons, temporarily assigning new functions and perceptions of the street. The temporary installation created by Rixt de Boer emphasizes the meaning of space through video material gathered during the month she spent in Bolivia, in spring 2018.
Rixt de Boer is a Dutch multi-disciplinary artist, who obtained her BA in photography at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (Netherlands) in 2014. Her work explores the way we relate to different landscapes, by investigating the symbolic value of objects or situations connected to it. Often these are framed instances taken out of our daily surroundings, that play a role in our collective memory. History, traces and memory are recurrent themes in her practice.
Natalia Lassalle Morillo - Retiro
Retiro is both a multimedia documentary and a performance project, combining autobiography, the extraordinary and potential stories. The artwork is comprised of interviews with women over 60 in Cuba, Miami, Montreal and Puerto Rico. This documentary projection reconstructs and reinvents the memories of the participating women through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and re-enactments. These techniques allow for an intimate exploration of the fragile human experience, the ephemeral nature of time, and the aging of a wife. The performance presented in the Place Publique focuses on the creation of a transitory and ephemeral cinema based on the documentary process. It intertwines the film's recreation and its realization, but also the reflections on daily life of these women in their geographical contexts and respective politics.
Natalia Lassalle Morillo is a playwright, filmmaker, performer and visual artist from Puerto Rico. Her work focuses on the convergence of autobiography and re-imagined history in live and permanent artistic mediums. She earned her BFA at the Experimental Theatre Wing of New York University. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Miami Light Project and the Miami Theatre Center, as well as at the Darling Foundry in Montreal and Lake Studios in Berlin, Germany. Her work has been shown in galleries and venues in Miami, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Puerto Rico. She is currently based in Los Angeles, California and Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Starting at 6 pm, join us and enjoy the Second Nature Bar of the Darling Foundry and the tacos kiosk by Café Cantina, on a set by DJ Jérôme!