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 day" informative sessions and workshops on prison abolition, followed by "club nights" organized by Montreal-based and international music collectives.
For the second Club Night of this series, the Phi Foundation presents an all-Canadian line-up including Montreal’s own Pat Boogie, Lost Heroes, and Ottawa’s Mercury Lounge resident DJ, Trevor Walker.
11 PM – Pat Boogie
1 AM – Trevor Walker
3 AM – Lost Heroes
Programming by Fred Everything
During the day, don't miss the round table titled The Carceral Continuum, with the participation of Vicki Chartrand, Sheri Pranteau, the Prisoner Correspondence Project, Jude Claude of Bar None Winnipeg and DESTA Black Youth Network.
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 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.
Bring Down The Walls Montreal Schedule
School Days: 1 PM to 6 PM
Club Nights: 11 PM to 6 AM
November 9, 2019
December 7, 2019
February 8, 2020
March 7, 2020