Category: installation

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«Police Politique» Installation part of Montréal Art+Anarchy Exhibit

« Fraternité contre la police politique » installation / portraits photos / vidéo / artéfacts 1-29 mai 2017 ART+ANARCHY group exhibit avec/with: Mary Lou Freel, Freda Guttman, Eva-Loan, Claude Périard, Ponk, Seth Tobocman, Gaia Tomasello & Cinzia Petrucci, Jeannette Tossounian, Tournesol Plante, Benoît Tremblay + David Widgington Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier 2450, Rue Workman, Montréal, Québec, H3J 1L8 VERNISSAGE : vendredi / friday 5 mai / May, 5 à 8 = The Montréal police violently repress demonstrations against austerity (among others) while simultaneously opposing the negative effects of austerity on their own pension fund. In doing so, the Fraternité des policiers...

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Encore 5 jours pour s’immerser dans la rupture avec Fraction

FRACTION [installation cinématographique] le groupe Épopée La Cinémathèque québécoise jusqu’au 30 octobre 2016 gratuit Description de l’installation : [dropcap]L[/dropcap]e groupe Épopée présente Fraction. Cette installation est composée de plusieurs films présentés simultanément sur trois écrans : Rupture, Insurgence et Contrepoint. L’installation est dédiée à Hugo Le Bleu Tadros. Rupture receuille la parole d’une trentaine de militantes et militants aillant participé activement aux grèves étudiantes de 2012 et de 2015. Ce film se penche sur la rupture causée par la répression policière et la réaction des pouvoirs politiques et médiatiques à la grève. Plusieurs lignes le traversent : Le sense de...

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Coco Guzman’s The Demonstration installation reveals vulnerability of protest movements

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n their website, Coco Guzman begins the description of The Demonstration by quoting historian Eric Hobsbawm who writes that “next to sex, the activity combining bodily experience and intense emotion to the highest degree is the participation in a mass demonstration.” [pullquote-right]“Next to sex, the activity combining bodily experience and intense emotion to the highest degree is the participation in a mass demonstration.”[/pullquote-right]Like with sex, the participation on the front line of a demonstration, in an act of civil disobedience, or in any form of oppositional performance where you put your body on the line, the spectrum of experienced emotions...

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Printemps CUBEcois banner installation for 2nd time at Concordia University

It’s interesting to watch how people interact with the Printemps CUBEcois protest banner installation as it was on exhibit in the EV Building Atrium at Concordia University from October 12th to the 18th, 2014. The time-lapse video of the CUBE’s exterior was recorded between 5-6pm during a Thursday rush hour. It was initially recorded at the rate of one photograph every 2 seconds using a GoPro Hero 3. The images were edited together at a video frame rate of 12 frames per second (FPS). So for every second that passes in the video, the actual time that lapsed during the...

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« PIÈCE DE RÉSISTENCE » composite banner builds oppositional cultural heritage

The composite banner, « ICI COMME AILLEURS ON A RAISON DE NE RIEN LÂCHER » is a (re)mediation of visual artefacts taken from the Artéfacts Archive. The imagery that makes up the banner’s collage was pilfered from the Archive‘s posters, banners, protest signs, videos, stencils, etc to create a protest scene representative of the Québec’s 2012 oppositional movement or “Printemps québécois”. The banner honours the protesters while denigrating state repression that became commonplace during the protests. It is a creative work of self-representation, made by an MA student actively protesting during the six-month strike against tuition increases. Self-representation is key...

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Massive Protest Banner Installation for Encuentro 2014

On July 3rd, we disassembled the Printemps CUBEcois banner installation that was exhibited within the Hemispheric Institute‘s Encuentro 2014, MANIFEST! : Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas, hosted by Concordia University. With the help of friends (THANKS! You know who you are), it took only three hours to remove the hundreds of staples, to clip the dozens of sewing points from the forty protest banners that formed the skin of the cube, and unscrew the hundreds of screws holding the wooden structure that measured 13ft high x 17ft wide on all sides. It was a monumental sight within the university’s...