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AVATAR WISHES YOU A GREAT SUMMER
Avatar will be closed for its summer break from June 24 to July 27. We have some wonderful projects in store once we return.

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Avatar is proud to welcome Félix Tremblay, new Assistant Manager.

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Objets partiellement distinguables, Nathalie LeBlanc and Guillaume Côté.

June 3 to August 29  - As part of the exhibition Girardin raconte..., the Société d’art et d’histoire de Beauport and Avatar co-present Objets partiellement distinguables [Partially Distinguishable Objects], a site-specific interactive installation created by Nathalie LeBlanc and Guillaume Côté during a production residency at Avatar.

A few months ago, the Centre was mandated to create a historical audio walk for the exhibition, so the artist duo drew inspiration from the history, sounds, and objects of the Girardin House. The installation is presented on the second floor of the GirardinHouse, from June 3 to August 29 inclusive. More informations: http://sahb.ca/calendrier/girardin-raconte/

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Avatar-MUTEK Production and Presentation Residency | We are pleased to announce that the artist duo Ida Toninato and Pierre-Luc Lecours has been selected by the Avatar-MUTEK jury. They will be in residence at Avatar from July 29 to August 23, and their performance will take place on August 27 at Cinquième Salle, at Place des Arts in Montreal, as part of the 2021 edition of MUTEK Montrealhttps://montreal.mutek.org/.../ida-toninato-pierre-luc...

 

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Martin April, recipient of the Master's Scholarship in Artist-Run Centres 2020. In collaboration with the School of Art of Université Laval. Two-year residency, 2020-2022.

School activities

Avatar proposes to introduce children to audio and electronic art. The goal is to make them aware of the sounds of their environment, to refine the quality of their listening while developing their ingenuity. The workshops were designed for each age group so that they are related to the concepts learned in class.

Sound and electronic art workshops - Avatar

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Mandate

Avatar is dedicated to the research, creation, circulation and dissemination of audio and electronic artworks and artists. To support artistic practice, Avatar produces projects, invites artists, reflects on practices, and fosters new collaborations via a local and international network.

Located in the heart of Québec City, Avatar offers a venue for interactions and initiatives, explores new artistic territories, and facilitates access to equipment and specialized skills.

In North America, Avatar is a pioneer in the research on audio and electronic arts.

At Avatar, sound creation covers a broad field of activities, ranging from the creation of listening devices, and the invention of musical instruments, to audio installation, including performance, radio art, and sound sculpture. Audio art crosses over the fields of music, visual arts, and poetry, opening itself to hybrid forms of audible performance, acoustic excavations and environments. Avatar also takes part in the development of the programming of custom-made software and electronic interfaces, as well as interactive and kinetic installation systems, and telematic performances.

Avatar is a member of the Méduse cooperative, the RCAAQ ( Regroupement des centres d'artistes autogérés du Québec), the CQAM (Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques), the RAIQ (Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec) and the IMAA (Independent Media Arts Alliance).

Board

Alexandre St-Onge - Chair

Alexandre Bérubé - Vice-Chair

Nathalie Bachand - Secretary and treasurer

Catherine Bélanger - Administrator

Philip Gagnon - Administrator

Frédérique Laliberté - Administrator

Geneviève Provencher-St-Cyr - Administrator

Honorary Members

Pierre-André Arcand - Gilles Arteau - Georges Azzaria - Nathalie Breush - Eva De Groot - Jean Dubois - Chantal Dumas - Mario Gauthier - Heidi Grundmann - Suzanne Jaschko - Jérôme Joy - Christof Migone - Émile Morin - Louis Ouellet - John Oswald - Hélène Prévost - James Partaik - Philippe Pasquier - Jocelyn Robert - Michael Snow

Active Members

Catherine Béchard - Catherine Bélanger - Alexandre Berthier - Alexandre Bérubé - Patrice Coulombe - Julie Faubert - Pierre-Olivier Frechet-Martin - Caroline Gagné - Sabin Hudon - Sarah L'Hérault - Diane Landry - Myriam Lambert - Nathalie LeBlanc - Mériol Lehmann - Frédérique Laliberté - Émile Morin - Simon Paradis-Dionne - Nataliya Petkova - Ariane Plante - Jocelyn Robert - Josiane Roberge - Alexandre St-Onge - Simon Elmaleh - Nady Larchet - Nathalie Bachand - Pascale Leblanc Lavigne - Philippe Lauzier