Starting at 1 p.m.
Sporobole is proud to invite you to attend a day filled with activities : an open-door afternoon to artist-in-residence Valentin Durif’s studio-installation, a conference by Montreal artist Jessica Auer and an evening of performative concerts by Valentin Durif, Fred Dutertre, Tanya St-Pierre and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier. These events will take place at Sporobole, located at 74 Albert Street, Sherbrooke. Free admission.
OPEN DOORS TO VALENTIN DURIF’S STUDIO-INSTALLATION – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Starting at 1 p.m., you are invited to visit sound artist Valentin Durif’s studio-installation who will be completing a two-month residency on November 23. Valentin is part of a Research and Creative Residencies in the Digital Arts which is made possible by an agreement between the CALQ and the Institut français.
JESSICA AUER CONFERENCE – 7 p.m.
Montreal artist Jessica Auer will offer a conference in the context of her exhibit A NEW WORLD, which is presented at Sporobole until December 14. Through the use of photography and video, Jessica Auer observes how humans go about altering and reinterpreting the landscape. Through these subtle observations, subjective perspectives are encouraged to take shape, calling attention to the ambiguities inherent in all documentary approaches.Referring directly to the European ‘discovery’ of North America, Jessica Auer draws from saga literature and archeology to examine this historical enigma. After spending several years following in the footsteps of the Viking explorers that first encountered the New World, the artist travels to Greenland where a team of Danish archeologists work on the restoration of the world’s best-preserved Norse ruins.
PERFORMATIVE CONCERT – starting at 8:30 p.m.
Utilising his sound installation, Valentin Durif will perform a solo piece, which will be followed by collaborative performances with artists Fred Dutertre, Tanya St-Pierre and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier.