Gabrielle HB is a sound artist from Montreal who uses her voice, synthesizers, field recordings, and text scores to generate music. She improvises on stage, composes for contemporary musicians and dancers, and is currently completing a master’s degree in Sound Art at University of the Arts in London, England. Recently, she has played with Ensemble d’oscillateurs, presented her installation Documents: champs at Galerie Le Livard (Montréal), and completed a creative residency in Toluca, Mexico, with her project Jardín (with Florence Garneau). Charline Dally has a background in visual arts and graphic design who, through her practice, offers up reflections on our perception of reality especially as relate to boundaries between body and environ- ment, human and non-human, and self and otherness. She performed at MUTEK in 2018, and her work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto); Eastern Bloc, perte de signal, Galerie de l’UQAM, Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts (Montréal); Festival 12×12 (Paris); and Young International Art Fair (Brussels).
Audiovisual live performance
Together as le désert mauve, Gabrielle and Charline use soft audiovisual synthesis to provide delicate experiences that oscillate between fluid landscapes, neverending views, and microscopic dances. They develop slow, subtle progressions that erode at notions of time. Mémoires continentales was born during a residency at Rolland-Brunelle, Joliette, in rural Quebec. It explores the porosity between bodies and landscapes; proximity and large scale, in an attempt to blur the imaginary boundaries created between human and non-human.
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