As part of the Phil Collins exhibition, the Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art presents four events within the framework of the installation Bring Down The Walls. The public is invited to take part in School Days with informative sessions and workshops on prison abolition and social justice, followed by Club Nights organized by Montreal-based music collectives and international guests.
For the first club night of this series, Oasis Mtl hosted by Datchka presents Fred Everything and Don Barbarino with very special guest, house music legend, Robert Owens.
11 PM – Don Barbarino (Montreal)
1 AM – Robert Owens (Chicago)
3 AM – Fred Everything (Montreal/Lazy Days Recordings)
During the day, don't miss the round table titled Abolition Now!, with the participation of Anti-Carceral Group, Brittany Weisgarber and Nina Segalowitz, Reuben Miller, Dorothy Williams, and Will Prosper.
About Bring Down The Walls
Organised in May 2018 in New York City by artist Phil Collins, Creative Time, The Fortune Society, and over 100 collaborators, Bring Down The Walls was a three-part public art project which turned an unconventional lens on the prison industrial complex through house music and nightlife.
Originating as a public art project, Bring Down The Walls explored the prison-industrial complex in the United States through the lens of house music and nightlife. The project consisted of a communal space that functioned as an open school by day and dance club by night, as well as a benefit album of classic house tracks re-recorded by formerly incarcerated vocalists and electronic musicians. For the exhibition at the Phi Foundation, Collins proposes Bring Down The Walls (2019), an installation version of this project reconfigured specifically for the Montréal context and the space at 465 Saint-Jean Street, with corresponding public programming that will build on the discussions and relationships that began in New York.