For the 2018 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.
For the occasion, DHC/ART’s Education room (465 Saint-Jean Street, basement level) were transformed into a performance space modulated by the exchanges between projets hybris and the public. Throughout the evening, the audience’s participation had an impact on the performers’ gestures. Materials and objects were fiddled with, deconstructed, assembled; fragments of conversations were noted and transformed. Senses were changed, bodies were tired, ideas were accumulated…
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.
Video: Dorian Nuskind-Oder