About

Sight & Sound is an annual festival that brings together Canadian and international new media artists. Now in its seventh year, the festival presents digital artists working with hybrid, interactive and networked approaches. The goal of Sight & Sound is to provide a privileged dissemination platform for emerging digital artists, alongside well-established, world-renowned artists.

This year, the festival hosts four performance events, three performative actions in public space, a week of installations and public interventions, and a series of workshops and panel discussions, all related to the theme selected for this seventh edition.

The theme for this 2015 edition is “Hyperlocal”. We wish to explore the horizontality of networked art production and its contextualization within an ultra-localized setting. We invited artists whose practices engage in dialogic processes occurring in real time; whose work creates dislocation between real
and virtual spaces; who create non-linear distributed narratives; and who act on and within the “network” as their medium. In an era where global connectivity supersedes local action, we consider the multiplicity of networks not simply in terms of people, places, and machines; rather (and also) in terms of diverse geographic, political, social, and economic realities ingrained within. Today, our networked society is constructed around (and functions because of) the circulation of information.

In this regard, we are interested in how artists experiment with distance, while operating in localized networks; how they create open, participatory networking structures that exist independently of institutional structures; and how they engage with and challenge notions of distance and proximity, centre and periphery.

Venues

EASTERN BLOC

2e étage,
7240 Rue Clark,
Montréal, QC H2R 2Y3
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Mer 20 mai:
Jeu 21 mai:
Ven 22 mai:
Sam 23 mai:
Dim 24 mai:
12pm – 10pm
12pm – 10pm
12pm – 10pm
12pm – 10pm
12pm – 8pm

RUES MARCONI & ALEXANDRA

Montreal, QC, H2S 3J2



BASSIN PEEL

Griffintown
Montreal, QC



PERTE-DE-SIGNAL

5445 ave de Gaspé, suite 107
Montréal, Québec, H2T 3B2

Partners

Partner Logos

Team

Eliane Ellbogen

Artistic Director

Céline Escouteloup

Communications

Martin Rodriguez

Lab

Emily Royer

Technical Director

Wim Bruyninckx

Graphic / Web Design

Ingamana

Web Development

Aurore Dufresne,
Vincent Marquis

Administrative Interns

AKimberly Bulliman,
Lorenzo Belli

Production Interns

Laure Korini

Communications Interns

Catherine Fournier-Poirier,
Anne-Sophie Lacroix

Technical/Lab Interns

Vincent Brault

Technician

Vincent Marquis,
Aurore Dufresne

Translation

Eliane Ellbogen,
Ariane de Blois,
Aurélie Besson,
Benoit Palop,
Blake Hargreaves

Programming Committee

Contact

Eastern Bloc
www.easternbloc.ca
info@easternbloc.ca
514.284.2106
7240 rue Clark
Montreal, QC, H2R 2Y3