Launch Party TD Cultural Tuesday — Unzip Violence

Marking the beginning of our winter season, the launch party of the 2018 TD Cultural Tuesdays took place last week on January 9th.  For the occasion, more than a hundred of people were attracted to Arsenal Contemporary Montreal spaces to see Unzip Violence, a performance realized by Karl Lemieux, Alexandre St-Onge, and Roger Tellier-Craig.

TD Cultural Tuesday - Unzip Violence - Karl Lemieux Roger, Tellier-Craig, and Alexandre St-Onge. © Romain Guilbault.

TD Cultural Tuesday – Unzip Violence – Karl Lemieux Roger, Tellier-Craig, and Alexandre St-Onge. © Romain Guilbault.

Combining black and white projections of five 16mm projectors to musical improvisations, the artists transformed the space of the gallery in a real experimental environment.  Blending bodies and landscapes to textured visual and audio abstractions, the artists were able to captivate us into an introspective and spellbinding universe, that was in perfect harmony with the industrial character of the building.  Blurring the limits between cinema, music, and performance, Unzip Violence had firstly been realized for the international film and art festival Les Percéides in 2015.

TD Cultural Tuesday - Unzip Violence - Karl Lemieux Roger, Tellier-Craig, and Alexandre St-Onge. © Romain Guilbault.

TD Cultural Tuesday – Unzip Violence – Karl Lemieux Roger, Tellier-Craig, and Alexandre St-Onge. © Romain Guilbault.

This happening marked the launch of an event series rich in artistic expression as well as the beginning of a new collaboration with the sommelier enterprise Le vin dans les voiles, who’ll be assuring an original wine selection for every iteration.