Roxa Hy + Burcu Emec + Michael Martini + Nien Tzu Weng

Ça a l'air synthétique bonjour hi

  • "Jour de fête" 15$

January

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A tree, a dryer, a pile of mismatched socks: still and breathing bodies, as well as banal objects suggesting tasks to be accomplished greet the public. Objects are brought to life when recorded anecdotes of experiences within participatory art are amplified from within them in order to shed light on invisible labour and the limits of consent in performance. In a relaxed environment, the public is invited to accomplish daily tasks to be paid in return. Through these banal but essential gestures, a dynamic of exchange and collaboration is established between active and passive participants, spectators and performers.

Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi reveals challenges of art-making, drawing a poetic and sincere parallel with the actual context of economic insecurity.

Partner : LA SERRE - arts vivants

Burcu Emeç, Michael Martini, Nien Tzu Weng and Roxa Hy hail from different disciplinary horizons in theatre, dance and media arts. Their non-hierarchical and interdisciplinary approach incorporates their respective practices into a process articulated around discussion and exchanges. While it is not permanent, this collective is rooted in a shared desire to explore artistic, political and economic issues through performance, always with humour and self-deprecation. Their current project, titled Ça a l’air synthétique bonjour hi, alternates between the banal and the poetic to present a collective reflection on invisible work and participation.

Concept, co-creation and performance
  • Burcu Emeç
  • Michael Martini
  • Nien Tzu Weng
  • Roxa Hy
Technical director
  • Zoe Roux
Lighting designer
  • Paul Chambers
Object design & builders
  • Tatev Yesayan
  • Laura Azzalini
Sound consultant
  • Joe Thibodeau
Economic consultant
  • Leah Temper
Delegate production of
  • LA SERRE – arts vivants
With the support of
  • Brigade Arts-Affaires de Montréal, Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, 
Conseil des arts de Montréal, Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec, Playwrights Workshop Montréal