RIPA 2017

April 1st, 2017 – Performances Evening
Eastern Bloc
7240 Clark Street, Montréal (Qc)
7 PM, doors at 6 :30 PM – 5,50 $ pre-sale (Eventbrite), 8 $ at the door
Bar on site

For its sixth edition, RIPA – rencontre interuniversitaire de performance actuelle is proud to present nine projects from emerging artists, in addition to the project of this year’s guest artist, k.g. Guttman. The 2017 programming, achieved in coproduction with Eastern Bloc, offers the performances of artists Gabriel Beck (Concordia), in collaboration with Brice Noeser (MTL); Francisco Gonzalez-Rosas (Concordia); Alexandria Inkster (University of Calgary); Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (UofM); Manoushka Larouche (UQAM); Isabella Leone, Lucy Earle, and Leyla Sutherland (Concordia); Michael Martini and Callan Ponsford (Concordia); Mai Bach-Ngoc Nguyen (ULaval); and François Rioux (UQAM).

The performances, either in short or long-term, will elaborate various reflections on recurring themes during the evening. These include the questions of power relations – whether mediated through a device or the direct presence of the artist –, of the limits of the performative gesture and its impact on the object, or of self-consciousness and consciousness of the other within the performance space, either taking place through a direct action or an infiltration.

April 2nd, 2017 – Round Table
EV Building, 3.760
Concordia University
1515 Sainte-Catherine Street W.
2 PM to 5 PM – Free entry

The round table event gives the opportunity to the public to discuss the performances presented on the day before. Three tables, which conversation will be led by a professional guest speaker, will be set for those who would like to deepen their reflections, and to participate in the discussion. Three themes will be addressed: social and sexual identities; the question of the audiences of performance art; and the relation between sound, image and gesture in the digital age.