ArtHackDay - Eastern Bloc

The opening event of the 8th edition of SIGHT & SOUND : Per Capita will feature the vernissage of all the installations, a performance, and a chance to meet the artists!
The festival delves into one of the most rapidly growing social phenomena, that of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption. The fascination with this growing economic system comes from its promise of remodelling not what individuals consume, but rather, the way in which they consume. This “economic revolution,” however, is not without controversy: although some affirm that it allows disadvantaged social classes to gain access to otherwise inaccessible products and sources of revenue, others point to the fact that these multinational platforms are often built on the circumvention of economic regulations and current labour laws.

The 2016 edition of SIGHT & SOUND addresses these questions, exploring the ways in which artists and participants in digital culture contribute uniquely to the debates and issues surrounding the sharing economy. SIGHT & SOUND wishes to critically approach these issues and encourage a collective reflection on the sometimes obscure dynamics underlying these phenomena and the impact of these on our lives. The artists and speakers who will participate offer answers to the following questions: What does “sharing” or "collaboration" precisely mean? What are the objects of this sharing – things, subjects, ideas, time? Who benefits from these systems and structures, and what are their limits?

The vernissage of the installations (free and open to all) will take place between 6pm and 8pm, followed by the performance "Murmurate" by Sébastien Piquemal and Tm Shaw at 8pm.

LCD Teardown

Sonya Stefan (Ibrida Pluri) and Stephanie Castonguay (Perte de Signal)

Stephanie and Sonya take apart a LCD monitor and reveal the sandwich-like layers of its' guts. They demonstrate the materiality of the liquid crystal display and the polarizer filters to manifest visual information, while the sound echos a dialogue between the obsolete and actual technologies.

Stephanie et Sonya désassemblent un écran LCD pour révéler ses diverses couches en sandwich, montrant ses tripes. Elles démontrent le dispositif de cristal liquide et les filtres polarisant a travers lesquels l'information visuel et le son, tel un dialogue entre passé et présent, font écho aux technologies obseletes et actuelles.


Ibrida*Pluri II

Eastern Bloc / April 21-22-23, 2016/ Montreal
 Installation by Nathan Yaffe

« Suzy », dit-il subitement, « devrions-nous appeler quelqu'un ? »

La caméra de surveillance n’oscille jamais. Est-ce intentionnel ou un simple hasard ? Du trottoir, le téléviseur jette des ombres cubiques dansantes sur le mur, bleu, noyant de son doux stroboscope les corps figés sur le canapé. Ce qui est vu le restera à jamais. Cela fait parler tout le monde, et tout le monde le sait.

Debout en regardant l’écran, vous êtes transparent-e-s, à la fois spectateur-trice et acteur-trice.

Ce film sera diffusé tout au long de la soirée des spectacles présentés aux dates correspondantes.



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