PRESS RELEASE / For immediate release
An immersive ethno-documentary bilingual performance in the heart of the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood . . .
« THE ADDRESS » BY SOFIA BLONDIN AND VERONICA MOCKLER
MAY 25th AND 26th AT THE CENTRE D’ÉDUCATION INTERCULTURELLE ET INTERNATIONALE
Montreal, May 14th, 2019 – Visible, in co-production with Amplifier, will present the bilingual immersive documentary performance The Address on May 25th and 26th. The Address is an immersive multimedia ethno-documentary performance by Visible, an Art Collective co-founded by theatre artist Sofia Blondin and socially engaged artist Veronica Mockler. During The Address, the public is invited to delve into the perspectives of different citizens on the current housing situation in Côte-des-Neiges. Sofia Blondin and Veronica Mockler invite their audience to an unfamiliar location in the neighbourhood and lead them to meet, in real time, actual citizens who are directly or indirectly involved in the issue. This performance presents the personal and socio-political realities of a variety of people such as tenants, owners, members of organizations, activists, inspectors or urban planners. The Address provides a space for the horizontal and circular representation of participating citizens, a new and reflexive forum focused on meeting the Other through art. This work is an extension of the 360° proximity ethnography conducted in Côte-des-Neiges in the summer of 2017 by Amplifier.
The Address will be presented free of charge on Saturday, May 25th at 7 pm and Sunday May 26th at 3 pm and 7 pm at the Centre d’éducation interculturelle et internationale located at 4975 rue Paré at the Namur metro station.
About Visible Visible is an art collective co-founded by theatre artist Sofia Blondin and socially engaged artist Veronica Mockler in 2017. The two women artists gave themselves the mandate to highlight the power of citizen expression in the context of diverse performative gatherings. Their projects are rooted in a rigorous documentary process consisting of interviews and invite individuals to express and represent themselves. Their works aim to initiate a social transformation and to stimulate solidarities. Their second work, The Address, is co-produced with Amplifier, and supported by les Mécènes Investis pour les arts grant (via the Conseil des Arts de Montréal) and the National Theatre School of Canada.
About Amplifier Amplifier brings together researchers from multiple disciplines and content producers around storytelling projects based on an ethnographic approach combined with the potential offered by digital platforms. Amplifier has, among others, produced Uptown, a podcast based on a 360° ethnography of proximity, which brought together more than fifty testimonials from men, women, and children who share their challenges, dreams and aspirations in relation to the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood in Montreal. Karoline Truchon, PhD, is the scientific director of Amplifier and Ghassan Fayad, the head of digital production. #AmplifierCdN.
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