Montreal x Erbil | Berlin
Performance and artistic encounter
Commissioned by Yves Sheriff, the given connexions bring together local and international artists of all ages. They explore the physical relationship with others through unexpected encounters. Using each their own language, guests meander through their artistic practice to nourish a reflection on as many questions as the intimacy within the distance, the very essence of the performance, the role of the performer as well as his relationship with the public.
Guests: Adam Kinner, saxophonist and performance artist; François Blouin, theatre director, filmmaker and performer. Leonard Roy, child prodigy of acrobatics and juggling.
PER(FORMING) DIGITAL INTIMACIES
Montreal x Mexico | Ede | Berlin
Within the four walls of the portal, two strangers are guided by a coded algorithm to generate action-reaction choreographies between participants. This series examines the possibilities of human intimacy through the intervention of technology and code. Personal anecdotal gestures are transformed into choreographies between a human- human- machine interaction.
Guest: Andrea Peña, choreographer.
NO BAD SOUND STUDIO
Montreal x Mexico
Throughout this fall, emerging musical artists will be paired across distance for a performative exchange in the portal. Sharing experiences and feedback as artists will be at the heart of these connections, providing them with inspiration and motivation to sharpen their talents and pursue their musical career.
Guests: XLoww, music producer and singer/songwriter; Montrealways, R&B artist.
Montreal x Bamako
Workshops and discussions
PHI opens a dialogue at the intersection of artificial intelligence, artistic production and ethics through hands-on technical workshops and critical conversations. Local and international technologists, critics and emerging artists are invited to present their approach to students from Kabakoo Academies in Bamako.
Guests: Moises Horta Valenzuela, electronic musician and creative technologist; Suzanne Kite, performance artist, visual artist, and composer; Rouzbeh Shadpey, sound and transdisciplinary artist.
Montreal x Berlin | Herat
Research Creation by Bettina Szabo
Cuña is a contemporary dance project combining dance, video-mapping and live music. The central theme of the work is internalized misogyny: sexist behaviours and attitudes enacted by women toward themselves or other women.
Guest: Bettina Szabo, director, choreographer and dancer.
Montreal (Tio’tia: ke) x Mooniyang | Milwaukee
Workshops and discussions
Starting in November, Cultivating Care is a series lead by Nènè Myriam Konaté of cross-border exchanges through which artists, arts administrators, and cultural practitioners are invited to partake in intimate conversations that lie at the intersection of art and community organizing.