October 25 2018

Des ponts culturels, d’une rive à l’autre 2018: Meet-and-greet and unveiling of four new co-created works at Montreal’s Place des Arts


You are invited to attend the first viewing of four co-created artistic projects, to be unveiled at Place des Arts as part of the Conseil’s new program, Des ponts culturels, d’une rive à l’autre 2018. Doors will open to the general public at 1:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with the artists and members of the public who helped conceive and create the projects.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme, Place des Arts
             175 Saint Catherine Street West, Montreal, H2X 1Y9

RSVP: artsmontreal@ville.montreal.qc.ca

On the agenda:

Meet-and-greet, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Presentations and discussions with artists and public co-creators.

Voda-Eau-Water, by Montreal collective Intercultes, 2:15-2:45 p.m.
Produced in Laval, this project blends dance, theatre, music, visual arts, cinematic art and social participatory art. Imbued with sensations, the world of Voda-Eau-Water invites audiences to explore their relationship with water.

Voda-Eau-Water participatory event: 2:45-3:15 p.m.
No dance experience necessary. Come and dance with the show’s musicians to express your creativity!

La pêche à la mouche à feu, by Terrebonne artist collective of Stéphanie Lagueux and Jonathan L’Écuyer, 1-5 p.m.
Featuring the “fireflies” of 350 residents of Rivière-des-Prairies and Terrebonne, this project invites Montrealers to explore the playful and poetic potential of garden lighting made from repurposed reclaimed materials. Part of the light installation will include a video showing the artefacts created.

Expressions orne-mentales, by Montreal artist Mohammed Makhfi, 1-5 p.m.
Longueuil residents will be presenting a participatory exhibit featuring an ornament created from their combined imaginations. This collective work inspires audiences to self-reflect and consider where they fit in the scheme of intercultural diversity.

Laisser sa trace, by Longueuil artist Pierre-Etienne Massé, 1-5 p.m.
This co-creation with students from the borough of Hochelaga-Mercier-Maisonneuve, is built around the tracks of endangered animals. A video on the creative process and the work itself will be presented to the public.

Des ponts culturels, d’une rive à l’autre program fosters exchanges between professional artists and residents of Montreal and other municipalities in the Greater Montreal Area. This is an initiative of the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Culture Montréal, in collaboration with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Longueuil, Place des Arts as well as the cities of Laval, Longueuil, Terrebonne and Sainte-Julie.

For the next edition in 2018-2019, we are proud to be welcoming the following new partners: the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the Municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.