BLOGUEURS EN CAPTIVITÉ
interventions within the Public Space and the InternetSeptember 4, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Folie/Culture joins the Montreal-based multidisciplinary art centre DARE-DARE to present the intervention Bloggers in Captivity ! The invited artists Adam Bergeron (Québec) andkaren elaine spencer (Montréal), have accepted the challenge of being shut up and alienated during the three-day event on the esplanade of the Saint-Laurent metro station.
Are we all alienated? Or, at least, are we all, individually, alienated from someone? Is our relationship with information technology both alienating and enriching? Are some forms of alienation more acceptable than others? If so, does this social acceptability make our alienation, which is sometimes voluntary and sometimes imposed, more comfortable? WithBloggers in Captivity Folie/Culture intends to take the pulse of a certain globalized and mediatised madness.
Two artists in residence, captives in an impermeable and completely transparent bubble, will take up the challenge of isolating themselves to better align with the world. Alienated from the immediate world, marinating in a glass cage, they will try to join their peers in making this appeal to the World Wide Web: Alienated from all countries, unite!
The practice of the established artist karen elaine spencer switches between the streets, gallery exhibitions, and dissemination on the Web. It questions the hierarchy that is inherent in our values and examines how, as ephemeral beings, we occupy the world. The work of the emerging artist Adam Bergeron is characterized by the use of noise and household waste and aims to question the idea of taste, style and normative distinction. Far from expressing an asocial desire to offer mental succor to the exhausted businessman, his art intends to pass on to the public the generalized anxiety symptomatic of a global economy in perpetual crisis with no foreseen way out…
Come see the captive bloggers on the esplanade of the Saint-Laurent metro station at the corner of boulevard Saint-Laurent and De Maisonneuve or visit them at folieculture.org/blog_bergeron and folieculture.org/blog_spencer
September 4 and 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
September 6 from 11:30 a.m to 5 p.m.
LAUNCHING : Thursday, September 4 @ 5:00 p.m
Bloggers in Captivity will be presented in Saguenay on September 11, 12 and 13 in collaboration with the Bang centre.