You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death - PART 4

Are (2023)


Organized by Christof Migone

Curated by Myriam Lambert, Christof Migone, and Alexandre St-Onge

After learning about all the steps involved in making whisky during a three-month artist residency with Marla Hlady at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland in the summer of 2019 it struck me how inadequate the word ‘whisky’ (root meaning: 'alcohol - water of life’) is because it only captures a small part of the manufacturing process. The resulting expanded 12-word sentence, You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death, has evolved into a 12-year long project, each year focusses on one word of the sentence and manifests into a yearly 12-hour event on December 12 from noon to midnight.

So far, three events have taken place: You (2020), And (2021), (2022). This year: Are (2023). The project has morphed from a modest 12-word text piece to a sprawling curatorial endeavor featuring 79 artists from 11 countries across 5 continents (including this year). Thus far the event has happened primarily as an online stream (audio + video), last year the last 3 hours were also live in person at Arraymusic in Toronto. This year there will be 6 hours presented live. The event will be held in Québec City and Avatar will be the main host institution. This year the entire 12 hours will live streamed as per usual, but the whole event will be screened at the Cinéma Beaumont in Québec City's Méduse complex for free. As a founding member of Avatar I’m extremely pleased that the event will be held at Méduse (where Avatar is located), especially given the fact that the organization is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

As mentioned, this year the word is ‘Are’, consequently the focus will be on plurals: multiplicities leading to infinities, polymorphs and polyglots, surrounded sounds, layers upon layers, etceteras upon etceteras. New this year is the inclusion of a subtitle: (Sommes Sonnes)—this translates from the French simply to ‘are sounded’. Also new this year, Myriam Lambert and Alexandre St-Onge are joining the project on the curatorial side.

The first year it started with ‘You’, then in 2021  ‘And’ came to connect you to anything and everything, and last year that point of connection was ‘I’—the porous one, the sole collective. This year with ‘Are’ action enters the fray. What are you and I to do? What are you up to? Well, let’s begin with being, simply being, however tenuous or contentious that may be. ‘Are’ points to fact, to status, but it also suggests question marks, suggests that the known might not always be as it seems.

Overall, the curatorial premise is intentionally left open as to how the theme is interpreted. Heterogenous experimentation is encouraged. The process is a conversation.

Each year artists and institutional partners are invited to participate. Usually each partnership entails programming one of the twelve hours and providing artist fees, consulting on the curatorial aspect, and spreading the word once the event lineup is confirmed and the promotional material is available. The project’s structure intends to remain nimble and stay as decentralized as possible. What is ‘usual’ is adaptable. Each partnership is unique.


 HOUR 1 (12 EST) FADO PRESENTS Tanya Mars, Ronnie Clarke, Olga Prokhorova, Liina Kuittinen

HOUR 2 (13 EST) Crónica PRESENTS Miguel Carvalhais, Rodrigo Carvalho, Patrícia Viana de Almeida, Pedro Tudela


HOUR 4 (15 EST) Resonance Extra PRESENTS Agnès Pe and Milo Thesiger–Meacham

HOUR 5 (16 EST) Rhizome PRESENTS Maud Joiret

HOUR 6 (17 EST) Spira and Antitube PRESENT David B. Ricard + FADO PRESENTS Nadège Grebmeier Forget

HOUR 7 (18 EST) Université Laval PRESENTS Alexandre St-Onge + FADO PRESENTS Adriana Disman

HOUR 8 (19 EST)  Rad’Art PRESENTS Myriam Lambert

HOUR 9 (20 EST) Université Laval PRESENTS Agence Augmentée Collective with , Max St-Pierre, and Juan David Molina Velasco + FADO PRESENTS Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller

HOUR 10 (21 EST) Avatar PRESENTS Diane Landry + FADO PRESENTS Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller

HOUR 11 (22 EST) Avatar PRESENTS Christof Migone

HOUR 12 (23 EST) FADO PRESENTS Amélie Laurence Fortin, Georges Azzaria, Jocelyn Robert, Caroline Gagné









DECEMBER 12, 2023

Circuit Beaumont (Québec)

YouTube Livestream

Arraymusic, Comox Valley Art Gallery, NAISA, Radius, Radio Bloc Oral, Resonance Extra, and Wave Farm Radio.

30 SECONDS FOR 30 YEARS: To celebrate Avatar's 30th anniversary, at the top of most of the hours there will be 30 second interventions by artists who have (or have had) a close connection to the organization. The prompt for their contribution was the subtitle to the event 'Sommes Sonnes' [Are Sounded]. The artists are (in order of appearance): Magali Babin (Hour 1), Émile Morin (Hour 2), Pierre-André Arcand (Hour 3),  Philip Gagnon (Hour 4),  Carole Siciak (Hour 6), Guillaume Côté & Félix Tremblay (Hour 7),  Renée Gagnon & Mylène Lauzon (Hour 8), Gilles Arteau (Hour 9), Nathalie LeBlanc (Hour 10),  Chantal Dumas (Hour 11), Mériol Lehmann (Hour 12 - Intro), Laetitia Sonami (Hour 12 - Extro).


10 MST, 11 CST, 12 EST, 17 GMT/WET, 18 CET, 19 EET

FADO (Tkarón:to/Toronto) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS 'One' (1-4)

'One' (1) by Tanya Mars
'One' (2) by Ronnie Clarke
'One' (3) by Olga Prokhorova
'One' (4) by Liina Kuittinen

'One' is part of the series that runs alongside the 'You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death' series of 12 events over 12 years. 'One' is the 4th in the series that has its own 12-word sentence: 'Different From The One Place Time Mood Mindset You Are In Now.'

One (Sommes Personnes). A self that is one, just one, one amongst many. But that’s still you, still in a room different from anywhere else—the present of presence fully in a here and now deferred by pressing record. Portraiture that eschews the frontal in favour of the partial—the barely there, the fleeting, the merely-passing-by, the a-bit-askew. Staying still, but not stiff. Alive and well, simply at ease with the minutes passing, the unmomentous moment. The room we see might be the One’s home but does not need to be. The person you almost see is One that could be You but is not.

The single-take recordings will be stretched from 12 to 15 minutes (à la Warhol). Eight of the resulting 15 minutes will be presented in groups of four during the first and last hours of the 12 hour event. Each One will be presented on its own, as one, followed by another one, and so on. So, there are four solos in a quartet, times two. The remaining four will be presented at the end of hours 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Artist selection for this 12-part series done by Christof Migone and Shannon Cochrane.


11 MST, 12 CST, 13 EST, 18 GMT/WET, 19 CET, 20 EET

Crónica (Portugal)  PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS
Miguel Carvalhais, Rodrigo Carvalho, Patrícia Viana de Almeida, Pedro Tudela


Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais collaborate as @c since 2000. They publish and perform extensively, and work on sound installations, often collaborating with other artists in a practice centered on radical experimentation. In 2003 they established Crónica, a label they still run. In this performance they were accompanied by Rodrigo Carvalho on light design, programming and performance, and Patrícia Viana de Almeida, on video and cinematography.


12 MST, 13 CST, 14 EST, 19 GMT/WET, 20 CET, 21 EET

NAISA PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Kelly Ruth (Amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton)

Threads of an Unwritten Future

Performing at NAISA in person and in a space designed and built by the artist within a social perpetual virtual world, she uses her weaving loom as an instrument of sound. Using contact microphones and effects pedals she creates music that evokes histories past and future.


13 MST, 14 CST, 15 EST, 20 GMT/WET, 21 CET, 22 EET

Resonance Extra (London, UK) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Agnès Pe (Barcelona, Spain) and Milo Thesiger-Meacham (London, UK)

Are we human or are we dancers by Agnès Pe

It's the cloud, it's the preferences. They are your predictions. They come from possible search terms that relate to what you are looking for and what other people have already searched for. It's a kind of seer.
 Surfing the Web requires a particularly intensive form of mental multitasking. In addition to flooding our working memory with information, the juggling imposes what neurologists call "switching costs" on our cognition. As Maggie Jackson explains in Distracted, her book on multitasking, "the brain takes time to switch targets, remember the rules necessary for the new task, and block out the cognitive interference of the still-living activity that was occupying it." So we ask the internet to keep interrupting us, in ever more numerous and varied ways.

Joint Venture
by Milo Thesiger-Meacham

A tale of discovery told from the combined perspectives of multiple joints on the human body. 


14 MST, 15 CST, 16 EST, 21 GMT/WET, 22 CET, 23 EET

Rhizome (Québec) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Maud Joiret (Belgique) with  Catherine Bélanger and Alexandre Berthier



15 MST, 16 CST, 17 EST, 22 GMT/WET, 23 CET, 24 EET

Spira and Antitube PRÉSENTENT-PRESENT David B. Ricard


Nous sommes sommes aléatoires

This solo performance is fundamentally based on the principle of chance. The artist deploys a device that simultaneously broadcasts excerpts from films sourced from the Spira and Vidéo Femmes catalogues. The device handles the switching, mixing, and analog effects, orchestrating a blend of images and sounds aimed at unveiling unexpected contrasts or synchronicities. At the heart of this performance is the exploration of the unpredictable. Chance determines the progression of each sequence. The artist doesn't directly control the displayed images, but adapts his actions based on the randomly generated selections. This artistic approach highlights the creativity that can spring from the meeting of chaos and structure. The synthesis produced by the performance stands as a kind of collective work, straddling the line between cinema and video performance, offering a unique experience that celebrates the art of randomness and spontaneous creation.

 + At 17:45 (EST), for the last 15 minutes of the hour, FADO Presents 'One' (5) by Nadège Grebmeier Forget


16 MST, 17 CST, 18 EST, 23 GMT/WET, 24 CET, 00 EET

Université Laval (Québec) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Alexandre St-Onge (Québec)


Confessions Augmentées

Confessions Augmentées is a performative talk presented in an installation that allows the process of creating confessions to be approached from various perspectives. Confessions is both a publication project consisting of a book, sound works, a video-performance, and a series of modular and performative sound rituals, segments of which have been reorganized spatially and temporally depending on the venue. One of the project’s aims is to examine whether it can mutate by reorganizing its materials in time and adapting them to different spaces. Another is to observe whether another entity can emerge from this process and whether some relic of the artifact called Confessions can survive despite its permeability to the various contexts in which it occurs.

 + At 18:45 (EST),  for the last 15 minutes of the hour, FADO Presents 'One' (6) by Adriana Disman


17 MST, 18 CST, 19 EST, 24 GMT/WET, 00 CET, 01 EET

Rad’Art (Italy) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Myriam Lambert (Québec)



What forges Being, in the singular and plural? A mass of encounters between people, situations, places, contexts, things, images, sounds... magnetic contacts between ourselves and everything else. With this performance, I want to play with this point of contact, this fine line that makes us, that connects us to these encounters. I therefore propose 58 minutes of context. In french, 'Are' and 'Being' are homonyms = Être.


18 MST, 19 CST, 20 EST, 01 GMT/WET, 01 CET, 02 EET

Université Laval (Québec) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Agence Augmentée Collective with Lé, Max St-Pierre, and Juan David Molina Velasco


Agence Augmentée

Agence Augmentée
is a research-creation project that focuses on how artistic knowledge emerges by putting into action artistic methods or works and theoretical publications so as to explore different forms of agency. This notion is defined as an entity’s capacity to act and transform or affect the world, things, and beings. Rather than examining agency as a multilateral transformative action of reality and the many entities that constitute it, it is explored by observing whether the interactions between the entities can generate new conceptual or artistic material that exceeds the agents involved. For this iteration, Alexandre St-Onge invited three artists-researchers to address these questions in a unique way.

 + At 20:45 (EST), for the last 15 minutes of the hour, FADO Presents 'One' (7) by Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller


19 MST, 20 CST, 21 EST, 02 GMT/WET, 02 CET, 03 EET

Avatar (Québec) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Diane Landry (Québec)



Two half-moons become extensions of the performer's body.

 + At 21:45 (EST), for the last 15 minutes of the hour, FADO Presents 'One' (8) by Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller


20 MST, 21 CST, 22 EST, 03 GMT/WET, 03 CET, 04 EET

Avatar (Québec) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS Christof Migone (Tkarón:to/Toronto)

Several performative video works: Poker, Éternuité (Forever Sneeze), Oreiller (Pillow Talk) and Pillow Talk (Oreiller). A ll have the head in common. All involve several participants.

Oreiller (Pillow Talk) (2023)

Part 1. Studies in the convergence between ears and pillows. Participants: Marguerite Arbour, Lé Boucher Trudel, and Stéphanie Letarte. Text: Lisa Robertson.

Poker (2001)

Two hands holding a variety of microphones scrape, scratch, pinch and poke eleven poker-faced faces. Participants: Katie Bethune-Leamen, crys cole, Michel F. Côté, Anni Lawrence, André Éric Létourneau, Jonathan Parant, Leila Pourtavaf, Sam Shalabi, Marie-Douce St-Jacques, Alexandre St-Onge, Roger Tellier-Craig. Remixed and reedited in 2023.

Éternuité (Forever Sneeze)

The sneeze as an attempt to become eternal. Participants: Sally Baydala, Erica Brisson, Eryn Foster, Stephanie Khoury, Angus Leech, Wm Leler, Demian Petryshyn, Naomi Potter, Don Pyle, Duncan Speakman, Barbara Sutherland, Pandora Syperek, Janice Wu. Remixed and reedited in 2023.

Pillow Talk (Oreiller) (2023)

Part 2. How do ears rest? What do the ears of minerals, microbes, viruses, vegetables, planets, stars, and surfaces look like? Can animal listening open us up onto new abstractions? Participants: Marguerite Arbour, Lé Boucher Trudel, and Stéphanie Letarte. Text: Lisa Robertson.


21 MST, 22 CST, 23 EST, 04 GMT/WET, 04 CET, 05 EET

FADO (Tkarón:to/Toronto) PRÉSENTE-PRESENTS 'One' (9-12)

'One' (9) by Amélie Laurence Fortin
'One' (10) by Georges Azzaria 
'One' (11) by Jocelyn Robert
'One' (12) by Caroline Gagné


Georges Azzaria became interested in radio experimentation and then devoted himself to the creation of sound objects. He was part of the Bruit TTV group, was active in the Avatar artist center, presented exhibitions of his instruments and sound performances and produced records as well as soundtracks for films. His recent work touches more directly the visual arts.

Magali Babin is a sound artist whose research addresses sound perception and auditory memory in relation to living spaces. Through encounters, Magali approaches listening as a tool for caring, gathering and opening up to otherness. Her work has been presented at international festivals in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Europe.

Catherine Bélanger lives and works in Quebec City. Her research focuses on encounters and gifts, and explores the intangible heritage of everyday rituals and the desire to preserve them. Her work mainly takes the form of animation, video and digital and interactive installations. She is currently collaborating transdisciplinary research on culinary gesture and movement with the Université des technologies de Belfort-Montbéliard in France, as well as with the Centre de recherche en intelligence numérique in Matane, and various partners in Quebec City. Since 2004, she has taught visual arts at Cégep Limoilou.

Since 2004, Alexandre Berthier’s artistic practice has evolved in three fields: visual arts, media arts, and performing arts, mostly through collaborations with other artists. His main collaboration has been with Karl-Otto von Oertzen, under the duo Marswalkers. As a solo artist, Alexandre Berthier works in video, sound and photography. He’s also a DJ, and has been for as long as music has enchanted him.

Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela collaborate as @c since 2000. They release and perform extensively, and work on sound installations, often collaborating with other artists in a practice marked by radical experimentation with computational sound. In 2003 they established Crónica, a label they since run. In this performance they were accompanied by Rodrigo Carvalho on light design, programming and performance, and Patrícia Viana de Almeida, on video and cinematography.

Ronnie Clarke is a Black and queer emerging artist living and working in Toronto. Her work blends elements of choreography, dance, movement, collaboration, video and installation. With an interest in the poetics of digital gestures, spaces and interfaces, she often uses movement to investigate how technology plays a role in our interactions with others. She holds a BFA from Western University in London, Ontario.

Adriana Disman is a performance art maker, thinker, and writer. Since 2010, their solo work has been presented in numerous festivals and galleries internationally. Disman's practice searches for minor modes of resistance as they seek liberation—an interdependent and as yet un-imagined state—through refusing to adhere to the logics of power. Often engaging with self-wounding, their work is minimal, poetic, and intense. Disman’s writing on performance can be found in both academic and arts publications including C Magazine, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, ICE HOLE, Something Other. Disman was awarded the 2018 GOG Art Writing Award.  Disman is presently co-curator with Anja Ibsch of Die Buch Apotheke/The Book Pharmacy at Grüntaler9 in Berlin. The two also organised the PODO Performance Art Festival in Berlin. Disman is a sensitive facilitator who is passionate about teaching, Disman gives workshops and guest lectures regularly and has taught at McGill, U of Toronto, Concordia, and Abrons Art Centre, Queen Mary University of London, among others.

The microphone is one of Chantal Dumas's most beloved tools, and she sees listening as a way to embrace the world. Dumas is fond of field recordings; she collects the sounds of her environment to use them as raw material in her productions. Fond of the uniqueness of the voice, she writes narratives where voice and sounds intertwine. In her productions, Dumas approaches various themes, some of them more often: time, space, territory, the elsewhere, listening. Cartography inserts itself naturally as a subtext in her compositions, acting as a structural element. Her work can encompass a participatory dimension that takes the shape of an immersive experience set inside a device or an active participation in the creative process. Chantal Dumas’s works have earned her awards and distinctions from Prix Opus (Québec, 2009-10), Concours international Phonurgia Nova (France, 1997, 2001), and Prix Bohemia Radio (Czech Republic, 2010).

Nadège Grebmeier Forget (Montreal, QC) is an interdisciplinary artist, best known for her live and private durational performances. She critically reflects on the medium, questioning its presentation devices, documentation, and the potential of its mediation. Her work is influenced by feminisms, her own body and personal psyche as mediums of observation, research, and transformation. 

 Currently, Amélie Laurence Fortin divides her time and artistic creativity between Quebec City, Canada, and Warsaw, Poland. Her multidisciplinary body of work has graced numerous solo and group exhibitions, been part of artistic residencies and festivals, and is displayed in both private and public collections across Quebec and Europe.

Caroline Gagné lives and works in Quebec City and Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. Her work reveals a profound commitment to her practice, where network art, media art, installations, and sound art forge a multiform artistic path. In 2011, she won a Prix d’excellence des arts et de la culture de la Ville de Québec for her sound installation CARGO. In 2020, the national collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal acquired her piece Le bruit des icebergs as part of its permanent collection. Between 2013 and 2019, Gagné was artistic director of artist-run centre Avatar.

Maud Joiret was born in 1986 in Brussels. She is a poet and performer. She has supported Belgian authors on the site for ten years. She has published in magazines and anthologies in Belgium, France and Mexico. Readily hybridizing registers and genres, her poetry seeks the limit points of sensations and narratives. By articulating the pulsations of the inside and the outside, she combines humour, melancholy, and play to punctuate a quest for meaning. Her writing lays bare an encounter between ourselves, us and the world.

Liina Kuittinen is a visual artist with background in fine arts, working mainly in the field of performance art. Her work has been shown in the context of festivals and events but also in galleries and on instagram. In 2017, Kuittinen received her MA at the Fine Arts Academy in Helsinki, Finland.

Myriam Lambert explores the theme of identity and core values through sound art, electronic art, relational art, installation, video, performance, and literature, using the most applicable medium to create artivist works that reflect the poetry of the everyday. Lambert has presented her work in many art centres, museums, and sites of memory in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland. Actively involved in artist-run centres in Québec since 2003, Lambert is presently the General and Artistic Director of Avatar.

Diane Landry thought she was a painter, but through studio practice and everyday reality, she naturally moved towards the production of installation and performance works influenced by readymades and recycling. In short, she tinkers. She likes to put herself in contexts that shake up her creative habits, by doing artist residencies across various cultures. Her works have been widely shown in Canada and abroad.

is a visual artist based in Quebec City. Seeking to deconstruct the musical parameters learned in classical music, they explore sensory, conscious, and personal experiences of sound through performative installations. By exploring the presence of sound, they seek to offer a space of listening into which they can settle and invite others to share the experience.

Born in Switzerland, but living in Quebec for nearly 40 years, Mériol Lehmann is an artist using photography, audio art and media arts. His work has been presented in Canada as well as in Europe, Mexico and Japan. Holder of a Master's degree in arts from Université Laval, his research is oriented towards a systemic approach to territory and the representations of contemporary rurality.

Tanya Mars is a feminist performance and video artist who has been involved in the Canadian art scene since 1973. She was a founding member and director of Powerhouse Gallery (La Centrale) in Montreal (the first women’s art gallery in Canada), editor of Parallelogramme magazine for 13 years, and very active in ANNPAC (the Association of National Non-Profit Artist-run Centres) for 15 years. She is the recipient of a 2008 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. A  book on her work published by FADO and edited by Paul Couillard, Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars, was launched in May of 2008. In the 70s and 80s Mars’ work focused on creating spectacular feminist imagery that placed women at the centre of the narrative. Since the mid-90s her performances have included endurance, durational and site-specific strategies. Her work is often characterized as visually rich layers of spectacular, satirical feminist imagery. Her most recent works, In Dulci Jubilo (Malmo, Sweden) and, 6 Images in Search of An Artist (after Pirandello), are a reflection on our complicity in the world of excess and consumption in the face of economic collapse.

Christof Migone‘s research delves into language & voice, bodies & performance, intimacy & complicity, sound & silence, rhythmics & kinetics, translation & referentiality, stillness & imperceptibility, structure & improvisation, play & pathos, pedagogy & unlearning, failure & endurance. Current and ongoing investigations: microphone hitting, book flipping, tongue extruding, record releasing, word hyphenating, para-pedagogical positioning, careless curating, noise making, sequitur following, paper passing, interval counting, rhythm repeating, phone licking, machine fingering, playlist compiling, silence listening, dozens of dozens, strobosonoscopics and stroboscopsonics.

Juan David Molina Velasco. Originally from Colombia, I was uprooted by violence and learnt about my culture of origin through childhood memories and distant stories. I integrated into a new culture and had to learn a new language. I grew up navigating between two worlds, not knowing how to define myself or with what to identify. Between Jonquière and Quebec City, I explored the performing and visual arts at Cégep de l’Outaouais in Gatineau. I received a Bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from Laval University and am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in visual arts at the same university. Here is somewhere else. I am not from here but I don’t belong anywhere else.

Émile Morin is an independent artist. Based on an 'esthetic of complexity', his work uses a multiplicity of mechanisms and codes seeking to divert the basic function of objects or our perceptive mechanisms. From a systematic process of interlacing layers of languages emerge the singular art works that compose his corpus. Émile served as Artistic Director of Avatar and, for more than 30 years, as Artistic Director of Recto Verso and its festival, Mois Multi.

Agnès Pe (Lleida, 1985) is a teacher, researcher, producer and self-taught musicologist. She is interested in the exception, in everything that touches the social margins, with a special focus on the generative environment of sound content through the internet (prosumers), such as remix and cut up. She’s interested in interventionist art practices and tactical media and she acts trained in art and in interdisciplinary practices. She currently lives and works in Barcelona; she hosts the radio programme Shuffle a Resonance Extra, and collaborates with the Reina Sofía Museum radio station.

Olga Prokhorova is a performance artist living and working in Oulu, Finland. In her art she establishes presence at the place and works through the study of body, movement, and behavior, creating a visual phenomenon—alternative situations that people can observe.

David B. Ricard, a Quebec-based multidisciplinary artist, works across video, theater, film, and performance. His documentary focus lies in the introspective power of cinematic recording, exploring intimate and everyday themes while valuing intuition and spontaneity. As a theater designer and performer, he blends improvised image manipulation with performance, creating a videostage experience that merges video with bodies, voices, music, and diverse languages, promoting interartistic explorations.
Jocelyn Robert is a multidisciplinary artist from Quebec. He works in music, audio art, computer art, performance, installation, video and writing. His visual and video work has been shown internationally and he has published his sound works on more than 30 cds. Amongst other undertakings, he founded the artist-run centre Avatar and took part in the foundation of the Meduse cooperative.

Kelly Ruth is a new media artist currently living in Treaty 6, Edmonton, Canada. She has been activating her textiles and tools through the use of electronics, sound, and integrating microcontrollers into the foundations of her woven cloth. In performance she uses contact microphones and effects pedals on her weaving loom and other fibre related tools. Most recently she has been researching and creating art in a virtual world.

Evamaria Schaller's work oscillates between performance art, film and installation. I work with the media film as a documentary instrument. Film with its bodily materiality is a central theme. In my video performances I use the recordings to fragment the body into moving particles. I deal with social environment and liminal spaces and use my body as a measure. In my live performances I work with daily actions and its absurdity. In this examinations I reflect and intervene with site specific conditions and create actions or installations through simple, clear gestures. I am interested in this interaction with site-specific conditions which govern human behaviour and relationships. I transform and decontextualise daily materials or found footage and combine it. I always have to adjust my own borders—failure as a constant companion.

Alexandre St-Onge is an intermedia artist and a sonic performer exploring the mutation of the performative body through its sonic, textual and visual mediations. He obtained a PhD in art at UQAM in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor at l'École d'art of Laval University. He is fascinated by creativity as a pragmatic approach to the ungraspable. Co-founder of squint|press with Christof Migone, he has also collaborated with collectives and artists such as: Marie Brassard, Simon Brown, Karine Denault, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., Lynda Gaudreau, Klaxon Gueule, kondition pluriel, mineminemine, Line Nault, Shalabi Effect, undo and Unzip Violence, amongst others.

Max St-Pierre. I am a child of the web born around Y2K. My mother tried for many years to teach me how to knit; I never finished a piece. In 2020, I learned how to crochet. I like things that are crooked, the word transsexual, and the Windows XP installation theme music. I knit because I like doing it, and I archive because it’s all I know how to do. Through a joyously queer practice and my interest in everything about the web, I look for how memory is maintained, preserved, and transmitted. The spaces between memory’s spaces (what we forget) become the raw material out of which I create alternative pasts, infinite presents, and futures that don’t exist. In the manner of a virtual urban expedition, stitch by stitch I weave my web out of abandoned pages and cover fallen walls with colourful graffiti—a way of saying I am here, I was here, I will always be here.

Milo Thesiger–Meacham's work combines sound, musical composition, text, visual material and performance. He has worked on solo and ensemble projects for Tate Modern, The V&A Museum, the European Capital of Culture, London Fashion Week, The Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Radiophrenia, Cafe Oto, Iklectik, the Jerwood Foundation, the European Poetry Festival, Radio Revolten, the IvyNODE/Tierra Vivente residency, and Echoraeume, among others. He is the manager and curator of Resonance Extra, an international arts radio station.

Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais have collaborated as @c since 2000. They release and perform extensively, and work on sound installations, often collaborating with other artists in a practice marked by radical experimentation with computational sound. In 2003 they established the label Crónica. In this performance they were accompanied by Rodrigo Carvalho on lighting design, programming and performance, and Patrícia Viana de Almeida, on video and cinematography.

Alice De Visscher is interested in the image of her body, the structure of the space, the properties of the material. By putting those three elements into a relationship, I’m looking for unusual, somewhat minimal actions which stimulate the audience's interpretation. I’m following my intuitions, in the belief that they will translate my way to live in this world now. I’m interested in the perceptions by the body and the creation by improvisation, because for art I trust body, intuition and improvisation more than mental reflexion. Born in 1979, I live and work in Brussels. I studied theatre and did some visual and experimental theatre in Belgium. My artwork has been mainly focused on performance and video since 2006.