Montreal residency @ agence TOPO

< æther9
provisional title: THE PERFECT SPECTATOR
perfo - 26th may - @ SAT in montreal
19:30 Montreal, We'll be there by 15:00
18:30 Medellin
01:30 CET
02:30 Helsinki
09:30 Australia link)

chris/fe2cruz: sound
audrey/ideacritik: camera
seth owen: narrator
jordan arseneault: protagonist

remote: (add your name here)
manu (CH)
mari (F)
boris (BE) ?
vinny (AU)

rehearsal times:
21 may (local montreal crew only)
22 may — discuss tech upload of images (remote crew only - what time are you available to discuss this?)
23 may (local montreal crew only)
  • 24 may* full rehearsal with narrator VERY IMPORTANT - 15-18 EST
25 may (full rehearsal?)
26 show time!

availability for rehearsal: (between 21-25 may)
May 24th possible test rehearsal/performance with Swiss event (which swiss event is this?Manu: on pentcost-monday, a protest march against construction of new nuclear energy plants in switzerland)a local media event manu mentioned he might be able to stream and document

paula available (25 may) (maybe possible also 24 may).

SCRIPT: link)


Quartier des Spectacles / Café Cléopâtre / SAT

Montréal's downtown "entertainment district" (Quartier des Spactacles), has over the last 4 years taken on the proportions of gigantic project for urban spatial control. Site of numerous state-funded mega-festivals for over 30 years, the downtown area around Place des Arts is a constant site of tension between Montréal's famed Red Light district, Chinatown, space-hungry UQÀM, and the downtown core. The Société des arts technologiques (the SAT), site of our performance on May 26th, is a new kid on the block, holding less sway and way less funding than others. Since the Ville de Montréal decided to bulldoze many of the parks, empty lots, and underused green spaces to remake the zone (between St-Laurent and Bleury, Ste-Catherine and de Maisonneuve) into a kind of Modernist
"KulturPlatz", numerous changes have occurred on the urban landscape. As with the 1976 Olympics, removal of spaces for the homeless (and hence removal of the homeless), "sanitation" and general "moral clean-up" has taken place, threatening many less institutional places of cultural production with closure, extortion, arson, or expropriation. One such place is the storied Café Cléopâtre, a cabaret bar featuring drag and transsexual artists and performers for decades. Cléopâtre asked to be part of the Council that will oversee the Quartier des Spactacles, but was refused entry since its programming did not reflect the desired PR of the City's renewal plan. Now, the Quartier des Spactacles is overseen by a group of institutional cultural organizations which decide on the use, appearance, and future of this entire area of Montréal as a place whose sole intention is
SPECTATORSHIP, CONSUMPTION, and the ever-tightening control of the citizen as consumer.

THE PERFECT HUMAN: DET PERFEKTE MENNESKE by Jorgen Leth link) (part 1) link) (part 2)

CONTEXT of the event itself: link)

Interesting place i said for the performance, this weekend was the oppening of a guge commercial center in my city.. a horrible place... and alll the city, people seemed movilize for that!! I hated it... people here movilise only for comercial purpuses.... and nothing nothing for all people killed here... and people migrating from the field to the city because of the masacres...

so i'm thinking of the homeless you are talking about.

and how invent and create content in what we do...

i know you are specially thinking about the thecnical things of aether, you will be busy doing that... anyway content is a subject to talk about also when we find the time to do it.

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