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Ongoing: ELEKTRA 12 - Digital Arts Festival

Posted by Sarah / May 5, 2011

ELEKTRA,12,Montreal,Festival, electronique,artsWhether or not the weather lets us believe so, Spring is here! As montrealers know it, that means festivals of all sorts are about to hit the city. It feels like I discover a new one every year. This one, I just found out about mid-week, as it kicked off on May 4th, 2011. The ELEKTRA 12 Festival features a variety of interesting events featuring digital arts of all sorts, the majority of which are installation or performance pieces.

While I was checking out the festival's website to find out more about what I was going to see with a friend tomorrow night, I stumbled upon Kurt Hentschlager's project, Feed. Judging from the performance's disclaimer, it will be intense to say the least. This project runs until May 7th so you can even catch it tonight, or Saturday night if your Friday is already full of fun stuff to do. It's hard to say what the "immersive performance" will consist of exactly, but there will be lots of smokes and effects with lights and space.

The festival also features some electronic musical artists, a sewing machine orchestra, a robot dance, a strange artistic/futuristic dresses, a lecture and a movie projection (amongst a great many other things). Of course Art has the ability to surprise us and amaze us, but I'm not even sure what type of skills are being exhibited in many of those projects. From what I've seen, the installations and performance pieces of this festival are a particular and extremely modern blend of nerdiness, beauty, and avant-garde thought processes. I can't even wrap my head around all it must take in order to make some of these pieces come to life. I, for one, intend to investigate in full closeup by checking out some of those pieces for myself.

This year's edition of the festival puts the theme "the visualization of sound" into the spotlight and features some new venues above and beyond the ones that were used during its last 12 years of activity. I strongly encourage you to check out the Festival's Website for more details or information about what exactly is taking place and when. If you happen to see something interesting, pass it on by commenting.

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Kevin / May 12, 2011 at 10:35 am
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I "saw" Feed's performance on Saturday. It was amazing, du vrai jamais vu!
Kevin / May 12, 2011 at 10:35 am
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I "saw" Feed's performance on Saturday. It was amazing, du vrai jamais vu!
Elie / February 4, 2015 at 03:17 am
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