60 min multimedia performance for an audience seated indoors [4min montage]

Presented at SAT (Société des arts technologiques), Montreal. A storefront converted into a theatre. Seats inside the space face out onto the street. The audience, seated inside, watches action taking place outside. The window becomes a screen when viewed from the inside. From outside the space appears as a theatre viewed from the stage. Performance takes place in the park opposite the window. The performance has both explicit actions and 'ambient' ones, hardly distinguishable from every-day activities. Live sound (from mics in the park) was mixed with prerecorded material in a live sound mix for each performance. While water pours down the window, separating the audience from the world, Cinéma opens with a monologue about the nature of the first word and the dominance of the 'cinematic eye' in our experience of the world. The work plays with the idea of the screen and the window, simultaneously alienating and revealing, the divider of public from private space, a threshold which we both guard and constantly cross, literally and in our imaginations.

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