The installation proposes a technical apparatus in a state of transition: where analog transforms into digital. It displays an abandoned set-up, a control-post, for creating a digital performance. On closer inspection, the workspace reveals itself to be an orchestrated room, a performative space that "speaks." The room is filled with references, from the recorded to the constructed, the presence and the absence, the visible to the invisible -together melting into a meta-staging of kondition pluriel's artistic practice. It reveals different ways of looking at the human body and reflects upon perception, viewpoints and the process of notation. A dialogue between the human and the machine in which all elements are encapsulated within a temporal process that becomes autonomous and triggers itself over and over again.
This project is a commission of, and co-production with, the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna in partnership with the MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria. The work of kondition pluriel is supported by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Presented by the RAIQ (Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec), in association with the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and ECLECTIK 2010, Arts interdisciplinaires: Hi-Tech, Lo-Tech, No-Tech? Is a two-day conference showcasing the intersection of technologies being researched and practiced in the interdisciplinary arts, while exploring the ways in which artists embrace, appropriate, question, even dismiss "technology" - towards artistic ends. May 28th and 29th, 2010, at the MAI, 3680 Jeanne-Mance. For complete info and program, visit http://www.raiq.ca.
kondition pluriel is known for the creation of interdisciplinary work incorporating live arts and new technologies. Evolving at the border between installation and spectacle, the group seeks to define new modes of representation. The balance between human and technological elements, the specificity of the performance sites and the participation of the public are pivotal parameters of its artistic language. The company was founded in 2000 by Marie-Claude Poulin and Martin Kusch. kondition pluriel has given many performances, conferences and workshops in Europe, Brazil, Canada, the United States and Japan. Its works have been presented in festivals, galleries and institutions such as Dance Umbrella, FIND, Transmediale, ISEA, Transcodex and ZKM.
Participating Artists: kondition pluriel