Sphère(s) LAB + Nelly-Ève Rajotte

For this second evening at Place Publique, Fondeire Darling presents an evening of collaboration. The evening opens with a presentation of SPHÈRE(S), a recent augmented reality project, developed in part at the Darling Foundry. The second collaboration features a music performance by Nelly-Ève Rajotte, commissioned by the Musée d'art de Joliette and originally presented as part of the exhibition Retirez vos bouchons d'oreilles. The artist presents a piece composed in collaboration with David Kristian in response to the work of Pauline Oliveros.

         5pm / Sphère(s)
         6pm / Nelly-Ève Rajotte
         7pm / DJ SET


Thanks to the support of ODEA Montreal, the Borough of Ville-Marie and the Société de Développement Commercial Vieux-Montréal, Fonderie Darling is proud to offer a series of festive and artistic evenings, free and accessible to all. We would also like to thank le Seltzer, Zamalek, Mate Libre and Gutsy Kombucha for providing the terrace bar with delicious products. 


SPHÈRE(S) is a project launched in 2017 by Chantal Pontbriand, curator, museologist and writer. It gave rise in 2021 to SPHERE(S) LAB as a sub-project focused on experimentation and development. The group assembled for this specific project includes: Romeo Gongora, an artist who has been working for some time on the history of Guatemalans here in a collective and participatory way see Colas Wohlfahrt, interactive director, and Chantal Pontbriand. Jon Yu (Mythologi) joined the group as technical director and creator of the Elysium app. René Lara, a director active in the social club, acts as consultant and participant. This project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Nelly-Ève Rajotte

Nelly-Ève Rajotte is a professor at UQAM's École de Design, where she heads the Moving Image and Sound Design program. A visual and media artist, her hybrid practice focuses on the moving image, sound and immersion - through performance and installation. She is also a director, editor and composer. She holds a master's degree from UQÀM's School of Visual and Media Arts, as well as studies in art history. In 2017, she was President of the Jury (Digital Creation) for the Jeux de la Francophonie (Abidjan, Ivory Coast). She was also guest professor and artist-in-residence at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal (2018-2020). In addition to numerous exhibitions on Quebec soil with, among others, the Darling Foundry, Parisian Laundry, Occurrence, Clark, Optica and Circa, her work has been shown at several festivals in Canada, including MUTEK, the International Festival of Films on Art, Mois Multi and Espace [IM] Média, as well as abroad - International short film festival of Berlin (Germany), Official Selection Transmediale (Germany), MUTEK (Argentina, Japan and Mexico), Lab30 (Germany), Moscow International Film Festival, EXiS (Korea), Finnish Contemporary Art Fair (Finland) and ISEA2020. His work is part of the Hydro-Québec Collection.

David Kristian

David Kristian (b. 1967) is a Canadian musician, film composer and sound designer. He has been involved in audio for media since the early 1980s. Kristian was keyboardist with the band Psyché. After leaving the group in the late '80s, he concentrated on ambient and instrumental music. During the 1990s and 2000s, he released several albums on labels such as Crème Organization, Minimal Rome, Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings, Schematic Records, Alien8 Recordings, Giallo Disco and Macadam Mambo. Kristian has produced music under pseudonyms such as Gentle Bakemono, Francesco Clemente, DKMD with Marie Davidson, and collaborated with Maya Kuroki, Andrea Noce and Nelly-Eve Rajotte. David Kristian currently works as a video game sound designer and composer, and continues to produce new material every day.



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