matralab @ Goethe-Institut: Villes LuminoSoniques – LuminoSoniCities

Goethe-Institut Montreal

March 03, 2013 ― February 02, 2013

For Montreal’s Nuit Blanche 2013 (March 3, 2013), matralab will be collaborating with the Goethe-Institut in presenting an evening of multimedia performances and installations.

Villes LuminoSoniques – LuminoSoniCities is a multifaceted media arts installation in the new spaces of the Goethe Institute Montreal. It showcases the work and collaborations of 10 artists working at or connected to the matralab, a research lab directed by German composer Sandeep Bhagwati at Concordia University. All artists explore the relationship of sound, light and cityscape in different ways: looking at a window that suddenly looks back at you; navigating the ambient sounds of Montreal on Google Map; showing a film of an encounter between you and someone you have never met, in a city that you perhaps have never visited; vintage domestic lamps going crazy in an uncanny conspiration of sound and light; exploring a cityscape, listening to music that is composed live by your movements; chilling to quiet gentle piano sounds in a quiet room that suddenly becomes very uncomfortable and exposed; and an architectural light-music-installation-performance that sways to the car traffic outside the building; a building that is now gentrified, but before was home to many artists – a fact explored and underlined by another performance/installation.

All installations will also feature performances that will happen throughout the evening. All performances will be repeated several times – whenever you come, you will not have to wait more than 10 minutes for a performance to start somewhere in the Institute. Detailed information will be posted on the project website.

For more information, click here.