CE CÔTÉ EN HAUT: The Fragile World of Constellation is an exhibition on the activities of Montreal-based independent music label Constellation Records (CST), home of influential bands such as Do Make Say Think, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Fly Pan Am or Elfin Saddle and Hrsta among many others.
Designed by the creative heads of the Dis-patch Collective (Belgrade, Serbia) under the conceptual response of the curator Relja Bobić, this exhibition concept displays the initiating spirit of sub-cultural activism in the Franco-Canadian music scene. Operating strongly with local artists from Montreal, the work of Constellation Records is an example for the potential of music cultures to distribute ideals, codes and aesthetic approaches globally and transculturally. The carefully crafted art works of CSTs 15 year music production are presented in a decided architectural display relating strongly to principles of their sub-cultural activity: lightness and flexibility, multi-authorship and experimentation - central to the nomadic life-style of the labels protagonists.
The project is an independent initiative of Dis-patch, but has been supported and approved by the label. It is available for touring from February 2013.
Initiated and curated by Relja Bobić
Produced by: Dis-patch Collective, Belgrade, Serbia
Visual identity: Isidora Nikolić
Module design: Studio Petokraka - MIlica Maksimović i Aleksa Bjelović
Blaksmith: Gojko Suša
Carpenters: Vlada Vidaković, Dejan Klajić, Srđan Carević
Setup: Vlada Pešić
Photography: Luka Knežević Strika, Sasha Arsić
Camera: Luka Knežević Strika / http://www.lukaknezevicstrika.com
Editing & postproduction: Gojko Kiš
Production: Dis-patch Collective
Music used in the video: FLY PAN AM (Constellation Records)