Now that the 35th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) is over, the team and board of Productions Plateforme announce very positive results for every programming component: concerts, sound art installations in public spaces, visual arts and experimental short film screenings. To read the full press release, click here.
SOUND ART INSTALLATIONS IN PUBLIC SPACES: A THEATRE OF SOUND!
The sound art installations in public spaces project has been a part of FIMAV’s programming for ten years. It has become a must for festival-goers and the local population. This year, we will be treated to a seven-stop circuit that will run from the Charles-Édouard-Mailhot Library, along the bike trail, at Place Ste-Victoire, all the way to the Centre d’art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger. There will also be an installation at the Vélogare presented in collaboration with Atoll art actuel. Five of these works are world premieres. The public will be invited to walk through a garden where plants react to the presence of passersby, go by a delivery truck from another century where a concerto for vacuum cleaners will be performed, peer at a sculpture composed of classical musical instruments... A genuine theatre of sound! Over thirty groups—schools, youth centres, businesses, community organizations, etc.—have already booked guided tours. Discover the full program!
MUSIC CREATION AS SEEN THROUGH EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA
Starting in 2017, FIMAV has added a program of experimental short films to highlight the obvious dialogue between experimental cinema and music. As part of the 35th FIMAV, we will be presenting, on Saturday, May 18, at 11 am (reprised at 6:30 pm), a selection of short films entitled JOHN ZORN / FILMWORKS. This program, intended for an audience of 18 years and over, will provide a glimpse of the work of filmmakers with whom composer/musician JOHN ZORN has collaborated. The second selection, entitled LE GESTE CRÉATIF MUSICAL, features short films presenting portraits of musicians by intensifying their creative gesture in various ways. This program will be presented on Sunday, May 19 at 11 am (reprised at 6:30 pm)... Discover both programs!
The visual arts have always held a special place in the programming of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV). It is a tradition that goes back to our very first edition. This integration reflects the fundamental relationship between music and the expression of all current art forms. Since 1983, FIMAV has had the honour of exhibiting the works of over forty of the most significant visual artists in Quebec. The challenge remains to find fabulous large-scale works to be hung on the curtains that dress the concert hall temporarily set up every year inside the Colisée Desjardins in Victoriaville.
For FIMAV's 35th edition, which will take place from May 16 to 19, 2019, visual arts curator Érick d'Orion has selected MARTIN BUREAU, a filmmaker and painter who grew up in Saint-Félicien, in the Lac-Saint-Jean region. BUREAU actually lives and works in Quebec City. Through painting, documentary-making, and video installations, he is exploring the meeting point between geopolitics and art. Catastrophe, colonialism and entropy are themes commonly found in his works.
In order to discover MARTIN BUREAU's artistic process while waiting for the 35th FIMAV, we invite you to visit an exhibition of his works at Galerie 3 in Quebec City, as well as his installation "Les murs du désordre" at Salle Raoul-Barré of the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal, an interdisciplinary project featuring an immersive experience in the heart of the disputed areas in which walls are erected. Both the exhibition and the installation are accessible until February 10, 2019. For more details, visit the artist's Web site.
Productions Plateforme Inc. team is proud to unveil the FIMAV’s new design, created by Isabelle Beaumier for its 35th edition, which will be held from May 16 to 19, 2019! Stay tuned, for in the next few weeks a lot of unveilings are scheduled...
January 30 : Visual arts exhibit unveiling
February 7 : line-up unveiling and Passport Festival pre-sale start
March 14 : full schedule unveiling and all tickets and other passports available
April 10 : Sound Art Installations in Public Spaces and Short Films Programs unveilings