For this year’s edition of Nuit blanche à Montréal, DHC/ART Education has commissioned interdisciplinary creation company projets hybris to stage thegiftsofthegifted, a performative and interactive intervention in response to the exhibitions L’OFFRE and Bill Viola: Naissance à rebours, presented at DHC/ART until March 11. These exhibitions will also be accessible from 7 PM to midnight for the Nuit blanche.
For the occasion, DHC/ART’s Education room (465 St-Jean Street, basement level) will be transformed into a performance space modulated by the exchanges between projets hybris and the public. Throughout the evening, the audience’s participation will have an impact on the performers’ gestures. Materials and objects will be fiddled with, deconstructed, assembled; fragments of conversations will be noted and transformed. Senses will change, bodies will tire, ideas will accumulate… A playful and stimulating proposal, thegiftsofthegifted explores various themes such as the artist’s labor.
thegiftsofthegifted is part of Dissections, a series of interdisciplinary events organized by DHC/ART Education. The invitation to projets hybris comes with a desire to blend multiple artistic forms. Dissections wishes to multiply and diversify discourses around the works exhibited at the Foundation in order to further the dialogue with our public.