Please note: Doors open at 8.45pm tonight – show starts at 9pm. Ticket sale open from 8pm. See you at the Millennium Centre!
A hybrid performance/installation/concert <<TESSERACT>> takes its inspiration from the Planetarium, inviting us us to contemplate the spinning magic that is both local and universal, the birth and death of what we call the “universe”. The brainchild of Montreal art duo 2boys.tv (Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard) and close collaborator mutlidsiciplinary artist Alexis O’Hara, this performance considers the possibility of other dimensions and universes beyond imagining. With the collaboration of local Winnipeg performers, the
Esprit de Choeur Choir, vocalist Peter John R. Buchan and invited guests, along with the participation of Video Pool, the artists will fill the historic Millennium Centre with songs, projections and visions of utopian dimensions. Within the scope of this performance, audiences are invited to revisit childhood fascinations with parallel universes, 4th and 5th dimensions, wrinkles in time and 19th century concepts of the “Multiverse” along with contemporary interpretations of these ideas to elicit a visceral and fleeting presence, a glimpse of humanity bound together, hurtling through space: a disappearing act and a reminder of our own transience.
Since 2002, as 2boys.tv, Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard have pursued a collaborative art practice that traverses disciplinary boundaries and political frontiers. They are active internationally and their beginnings as a duo emerged from Montreal’s wildly eclectic cabaret scene. Subsequently they have toured a wide repertoire of transdisciplinary art works and performances to museums, galleries, theatres, clubs, artistrun centres, universities, art biennials and festivals throughout the Americas, across Canada and to Europe. Well known for their integration and play with projection their enigmatic pieces often incorporate unique approaches to the art of collage, drag, indoor and outdoor spectacle as well as engaging in collective participatory art practices.
Alexis O’Hara is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice exploits allegories of the human voice via sound performance and installation. Her installation SQUEEEEQUE The Improbable Igloo toured extensively across Western Europe and was the first acquisition of Basel’s Haus für Elektronische Kunst’s media art collection. As a musician, she has shared the stage with artists such as Diamanda Galàs, Ursula Rucker, Henri Chopin and TV on the Radio. Alexis and her alter ego, Guizo LaNuit, are mainstays of the Montreal cabaret scene.
Doors open at 8pm.