ECO(SYSTEMS) OF HOPE Culture & Creativity Topic

October 18 – 30, 2022

Photo credit: Rosalie Dumont Gagné
Artistic direction: Erandy Vergara

EXHIBITON

A bold proposal: Eco(Systems) of Hope
An ecosystem is created by components developed under a dense network of dependencies and exchanges of energy, information and matter, that permit the maintenance and development of life. This system, which promotes and develops life along with its potentiality, is contingent on every living and non-living part that makes up the system, making each element reliant on the other. This, to us, is a source of hope, as it means that interconnections sustain life. With the exhibition Eco(systems) of Hope, Printemps numérique invites a cross-section of artists and scholars to reflect on world-making, on the technologies used for this creation, on climate responsibility, equity and care.

The exhibition is free and accessible to the general public, and it features the following Canadian and international artists:

Marcela Armas (MX) | Ælab (CA) | Gali Blay et Leila Zelli (US/DE; IR/CA) | Ludovic Boney (CA) | Somme Collective (CA) | Dayna Danger (CA) | Sandrine Deumier (FR) | Rosalie Dumont Gagné (CA) | Gilberto Esparza (MX) | Adriana Knouf (US) | Theresa Schubert et Sage Jenson (DE; US) | François Quévillon (CA)

The exhibition will take place at Anteism Books (435 Beaubien Ouest) from October 18th to the 30th, with the vernissage on the 18th at 5:00 PM EST, and will gather a selection of research-creation projects, as well as interactive, immersive, and generative works that engage the present ecological moment and creative imaginaries for the future.

SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS & MORE

As part of the global MTL connect PRO Programming, our keynote Cheryl Bryce will present Decolonizing Place: Reinstating Indigenous (Eco)Systems and Sovereignty on October 18th at 7 Doigts (2111 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) at 1:15 PM with Pamela Tudge as moderator, and will be proceeded by the following series of panels, workshops and presentations  happening in person at 7 Doigts or online: 

2:30 PM EST — PANEL (IN PERSON)
Why Hope? Why Now?, Leila Zelli | Navid Navad | Dayna Danger
Moderator: Manuelle Freire

2:30 PM EST — WORKSHOP (ONLINE)
Nonhuman Futures, Suzanne Kite

3:30 PM EST — MASTER CLASS (IN PERSON)
Cross-Species Sociality: Centring Relationality in Research-Creation
Miranda Smitheram

4:00 PM EST — WORKSHOP (IN PERSON)
Recreate, Redesign and Restore: Food Systems of Hope
Pamela Tudge

CLOSING PARTY

A night under the dome.

On Friday, October 21Printemps numérique is proudly partnering with OCTOV for the MTL Connect Closing Party at the renowned Société des arts technologiques (1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) from 10:00 PM onwards. Taking over the DJ decks will be international heavy hitters Zadig (FR) and LYDO (USA), and OCTOV resident BitterCaress (CA) who will set the pace at the start of the night. Finally, you can count on VJs Tind in B2B with Création Ex Nihilo and Daph4000 to accompany you along your trip.

OCTOV is a pioneering techno collective in Montreal, having hosted artists from all corners of the globe since 2014. They’ve curated a diverse and inclusive bill yet again that will undoubtedly create a magical and melancholic dance floor.