ÉDIFICE WILDER | ESPACE VERT
FREE | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
LECTURE-PERFORMANCE IN THE FORM OF A DISCUSSION
APRIL 1, 2023 - 12 TO 1PM
APRIL 8, 2023 - 5:30 TO 7:30PM
In the windowed basement of Espace Vert, visible from the street, Olivia Tapiero and Charlie Prince continue the collaborative work in progress that is concerto. Through movement and sound, the notions of mourning, environmental collapse and Western disintegration are explored through the creation of synthetic layers and moving landscapes. A concert installation where the artists mix live music, video, movement, text, and manipulation of scenographic elements. Slowness is seen as resistance, a return to life, and a redefinition of community. How do we care for a world that is mourning itself?
Charlie Prince (1991) is a Lebanese dance artist. He has collaborated among others with Compagnie Alias (CH), Benoît Lachambre, Montréal Danse and La Biennale di Venezia, and has been working with Omar Rajeh – Maqamat (LB/FR) as a performer and maker since 2016. His choreographic work has been presented in several festivals and theatres – including SPRING Festival (NL), Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL), Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR), Vancouver International Dance Festival (CA), Oktoberdans (NO), and BIPOD (LB). Charlie also holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University. In 2018, he received the Boghossian Foundation Prize for Dance and Performance awarded by Villa Empain in Brussels.
Olivia Tapiero (1990) is a writer, translator, and musician. Her shifting work is crossed by a sense of disintegration, a contempt towards institutions and nationalism, and the exploration of non-consent to the state of the world. She is the author Les murs (Robert-Cliche Award, Prix Senghor finalist), Espaces (2012), Chairs (codirection, 2019), Phototaxie / Phototaxis (2017 / 2021, Lambda Literary Awards finalist), and Rien du tout (2021, Grand Prix du livre de Montréal finalist, Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist). She is editor-in-chief for the literary magazine Moebius, and has also contributed, with her poems and essays, to magazines such as Spirale, Estuaire, Lettres québécoises, tristesse, and Muscle. She has also translated works of contemporary American feminists such as Roxane Gay and Anne Boyer. She is slowly seeking to escape the book form in order to integrate an embodied and musical practice to her work. She is based in Montréal.