HTMlles / Pas d’apparat corps

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 , from 7 to 8 p.m.
ONLINE: Filmed performance + discussion


Pas d’apparat corps is a multidisciplinary performance first created for livestreaming, and incorporating dance, video, Super8, and music. The collaborative project plays with body dematerialization and media fragmentation to explore connections between the physicalities of the human body and of analogue video. The performance will be followed by a discussion with artists Calla Durose-Moya and Guillaume Vallée, moderated by Studio 303 co-director Kim-Sanh Châu.

This project was developed with the support of Studio 303 and of Phenomena Festival in 2020, and is now co-presented by Studio 303 and Ada X as part of the HTMlles Festival.

Project credits:
Calla Durose-Moya (dance)
Guillaume Vallée (video)
Hazy Montagne Mystique (music)
Pulsatilla (music)

Calla Durose-Moya is an emerging artist practicing in performance and hybrid media and currently living and working in Toronto, Ontario. In the exploration of the materiality of mediums of both the body and ‘obsolete’ media, she explores the (im)possibilities of her identity, and the understanding that being queer, racialized, disabled, and a woman systematically impacts the way she is seen or ‘read’. By predominantly using scripts in her work, she is interested in the interplay between text, language, gesture, and its foundations in personal vs. political dichotomies. Lately, Calla has been most interested in examining themes of improvisation and scripting that manifest in choreographic forms. Calla’s practice, past and present, is focused on a dialogue between processes of the materiality of the medium, and the corporeality of presence. Calla’s current work extends her media work’s exploration of improvisation and scripting by examining these phenomena as choreographic forms. Even in Calla’s former media practice, her work was evolving in an inherently performative direction. Her current choreographic research is involved in meditations that account for the influence on a body living between domestic/private spaces and geographical urban environments.

Chittakone Baccam / Hazy Montagne Mystique is an experimental musician who devotes himself to composition, installation and performance. He is of Laotian / Thai Dam origin and the influence of his culture is very important in his research. His musical training was for a long time self-taught and he is active in the experimental music scene in Montreal. He is constantly looking for new sounds and active communication with his collaborators. He has presented his work in performance across Canada, the United States, Japan, France, Belgium, Amsterdam, Italy and Austria.

Experimental filmmaker and video artist,  Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a Major in Film Animation and MFA in Studio Arts – Film Production option. He’s interested in alternative forms of moving images in analogue forms as a way of considering the direct interaction between different mediums. His work is an exploration of materiality within the creative process. In attempts of creating a more complex relationship with his subject matter, Vallée makes use of cross-medium forms that range from camera-less techniques to optical effects, glitch, video feedback, resulting in expended & hybrid pieces. He works mainly on Super8, 16mm and VHS. His audiovisual performances  have been shown in various festivals in Canada, USA, France, Italy and Japan and his experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe and Winnipeg Film Group, have been screened internationally. Guillaume Vallée has been an artist-in-residence at La Bande Vidéo (Quebec, Canada) in 2017 and at Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing, FR) & Signal Culture (Owego, USA) in 2018. He’s currently an artist-in-residence at Main Film, part of the Film Factory program (2019-2020).

In Lisa Teichmann’s (Pulsatilla) musical compositions, organic sounds merge with thick, dark drones, combining electronic and classical instruments with field recordings. The emerging soundscapes make audible tensions between the opposing forces in nature: the comforting forest sounds juxtaposed to radio waves or the human heartbeat pervading tape loops. She is a classically trained flute player and her artistic practice consists of playing and recording instruments and sounds, then synthesizing these audio tracks into MIDI pads with which she improvises and composes. In her live performances, she layers recorded sounds on top of atmospheric pads, flute and organ improvisation to achieve organic, deep and natural soundscapes. She organizes monthly jams with Montreal-based artists to provide an open, safe and diverse environment for free artistic expression. She is a host on LoSignal on CKUT 90.3 FM and released her music on DMT records and Jeunesse Cosmique.



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