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77k, 1er, 2e et 3e mouvement
77k, 1er, 2e et 3e mouvement Patrick Bernatchez (2014)

For the fifteenth year in a row, Avatar is happy to take part in the Mois Multi festival. At this year’s edition, Avatar will be presenting the performance and installation of Patrick Bernatchez’s project 77k, 1er, 2e et 3e mouvement.

Performance – February 13, 2014 – 6 PM, 7 PM and 8 PM

Avatar’s Studio – upon reservation at avatar@avatarquebec.org

As part of the Mois Multi 15, Avatar offers a performance at the heart of an installation created especially for this occasion. Arranged in the studio space, eight record players play in a loop, as does a 16mm film featuring anachronisms that blur our time and space frame of references. Through various actions performed directly on the film tape, the artist messes up with our familiar cues and immerse us in an enigmatic atmosphere where a minimal music emphasizes the decline of our cues.


Installation – February 14 through March 16, 2014 – 12 AM to 5 PM

Avatar’s Studios

In a space where devices used for performances create the 77k, 1er, 2e et 3e mouvement, the sounds of the piano are played over and over, as film scenes fade away. A worn-out effect exudes from the sounds and images. It damages the content, makes it diffuse, and dilutes it to a certain vanishing point - a signal loss. A continuous hypnotic sound is released, like a wandering knight lost in the immaculate spaces of snow-covered plains. 

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