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Are - Sommes Sonnes
presented by Avatar as part of You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death
December 12, 2023, 12:00 pm to 11:59 pm
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Organized by Christof Migone and Curated with Myriam Lambert and Alexandre St-Onge, the 12 Hour broadcast-performance began simply as a modest 12-word text piece and then quickly became a 12-year long media broadcast event. Each year focuses on one word of the sentence "You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death" and manifests into a yearly 12-hour event on December 12 from 12 noon to 12 midnight. So far, this sprawling curatorial endeavor has featured 89 artists from 11 countries across 5 continents.

The main host for the first edition, You (2020), was Resonance Extra (London, UK). Arraymusic (Toronto) hosted the next two editions, And (2021) and I (2022). This year’s edition, Are (2023), will be held in Québec City and Avatar will be the main host institution who are celebrating their 30th anniversary. The entire 12 hours will live streamed as well as screened at the Cinéma Beaumont in Québec-City's Méduse complex.

As mentioned, this year the word is ‘Are’, consequently the focus will be on plurals: multiplicities leading to infinities, polymorphs and polyglots, surrounded sounds, layers upon layers, etceteras upon etceteras. New this year is the inclusion of a subtitle: (Sommes Sonnes)—this translates from the French simply to ‘are sounds’. Also new this year, Myriam Lambert and Alexandre St-Onge are joining Christof Migone on the curatorial side.

Open for 2023 Schedule

Hour 1 – 12.00 p.m.
Incursion: Magali Babin
FADO presents Tanya Mars
FADO presents Ronnie Clarke
FADO presents Olga Prokhorova
FADO presents Liina Kuittinen

Hour 2 - 1.00 p.m.
Incursion: Émile Morin
Cronica presents Pedro Tudela, Miguel Carvalhais & Rodrigo Carvalho

Hour 3 - 2.00 p.m.
Incursion: Pierre-André Arcand
NAISA presents Kelly Ruth

Hour 4 - 3.00 p.m.
Incursion: Philip Gagnon
Resonance extra presents Agnès Pe & Milo Thesiger-Meacham

Hour 5 - 4.00 p.m.
Rhizome presents Maud Joiret, Alexandre Berthier & Catherine Bélanger

Hour 6 - 5.00 p.m.
Incursion: Carole Siciak
Spira + Antitube / David B. Ricard
FADO presents Nadège Grebmeier Forget

Hour 7 - 6.00 p.m.
Incursion: Guillaume Côté & Félix Tremblay
Université Laval / Alexandre St-Onge
FADO presents Adriana Disman

Hour 8 - 7.00 p.m.
Incursion: Renée Gagnon & Mylène Lauzon
Rad'Art presents Myriam Lambert

Hour 9 - 8.00 p.m.
Incursion: Gilles Arteau
Université Laval / Agences Augmentées (Lé, Juan David Molina Velasco, Max St-Pierre)
FADO presents Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller

Hour 10 - 9.00 p.m.
Incursion: Nathalie LeBlanc
Avatar presents Diane Landry
FADO presents Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller

Hour 11 - 10.00 p.m.
Incursion: Chantal Dumas
Avatar presents Christof Migone

Hour 12 - 11.00 p.m.
Incursion: Mériol Lehmann
FADO presents Amélie Laurence Fortin
FADO presents Georges Azzaria
FADO presents Caroline Gagné
FADO presents Jocelyn Robert
Incursion : Laetitia Sonami