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Programming consisting of living art acts as a countervailing force against the harsh, hostile reality of SLEEPING OUTDOORS. Its theme is COMFORT, and it is intended to welcome the public in a warm, inclusive environment before the arrival of the deep freeze.
At all times, visitors can make a contribution to one of the three participating charitable works that will grow in time: the Angora collective, founded by Suzie and Camille Larivée, who invite us to work with them to create a poetic textile work; Garbage Beauty will generously emblazon a dozen sofas dispersed here and there on Place Émilie-Gamelin with their calligraphy; and non-profit EXEKO is also on site with all the art supplies you might need!
ATSA invites Montrealers to contribute to the Dormir Dehors slide show, via the Web at #ATSAdormirdehors, and to thereby support its campaign to acknowledge through photographs the unacceptable reality of life on the street. Please adhere strictly to the following ethical guidelines: Neither the homeless person appearing in the photograph(s) nor the spot where they are sleeping must be identifiable; take the photo(s) in a respectful manner, discreetly and without using flash.
Post your photos at #ATSAdormirdehors or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to be surprised by the Matante militantes of Toxique Trottoir, who, inspired by your dreams, are reinventing the world. And come admire the performance installation La Marche Nuptiale by the company Je suis Julio.
Each evening at 8 p.m., varied musical performances will heat up the Place:
On Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m., Domlebo and his comperes Paul Cargnello and Pascal Dufour will provide the event's kick-off show.
Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m., longtime collaborators Les Voix Ferrées will perform a collection of comfort songs. This will be followed by a few words from the women of L’Auberge Madeleine, who invite you to dare the dream!
On Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m., Josh Dolgin, alias Socalled, gives us a festive, relaxed evening with his Sleep Over!
On Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m., Daran will stir up our emotions by interpreting his song Dormir dehors, among others.
Each evening at 9:30, come hear the troupe ARREUH offer a generous selection of "insomniac and narcoleptic poems" around a blazing fire as you sit on one of Garbage Beauty's sofas!
In parallel: Strolling along Mont-Royal Blvd.? Café Rico is a must stop, and is currently displaying a series of works by ATSA culled from the exhibition presented in 2012 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture: U pour Urgence.
...via the Web at #ATSAdormirdehors, and to thereby support its campaign to acknowledge through photographs the unacceptable reality of life on the street. Each citizen can post his or her own photos of homeless persons sleeping outdoors via the social-media networks. Please adhere strictly to the following ethical guidelines: Neither the homeless person appearing in the photograph(s) nor the spot where they are sleeping must be identifiable; take the photo(s) in a respectful manner, which means, among other things, discreetly and without using flash.
Post your photos at #ATSAdormirdehors or e-mail them to email@example.com.
Whether working as a pair or as part of a larger group, mother-daughter duo Angora has since 2008 organized activities and projects that bring people together around needlework (knitting or sewing). Its DIY approach is a contemporary one, using for the most part recycled or reclaimed materials.
Using old newspapers, advertising circulars and other everyday print materials found on sidewalks and city trash cans and recycling bins, Angora will sew a series of pillows and a large quilt. These fragile pieces will be complemented by printed photographs and some quick embroidery. It is a respectful nod to those people who sleep under a cardboard box. We invite you all to participate in the making of this makeshift bedding.
Schedule: The work will be done continuously, accompanied by cultural mediation on Thursday, November 21 from 4 to 11 p.m., and November 22 through 24 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The artists will be present every evening between 6:30 and 8:30.
Our city is full of garbage and waste of unsuspected beauty. Garbage Beauty gives these materials new life by covering them with calligraphic messages. While the street may be their playground, the guys from Garbage Beauty work in favour of those who call the street their bed.
Schedule: the work will be done continuously, accompanied by cultural mediation, Thursday, November 21, from 4 to 11 p.m. and November 22 through 24 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The artists will be present Thursday, November 21 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Friday, November 22 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Founded in 2006, Exeko is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote, through cultural and educational innovation, the inclusion and flourishing of the most marginalized communities.
As a complement to existing resources, Exeko uses cultural and intellectual mediation as a force for social change, promoting active citizenry, crime prevention, employability, identity building, perseverance in school, social mixing and cohesion, and so on.
idAction Mobile, a mobile mediation clinic with a philosophical approach intended to reach the homeless, will be in attendance at Fin Novembre and provide workshops on art and expression, as well as a book loan service and donations of art materials and eyeglasses.
Friday, November 22 from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Since they've been retired, Les Matantes militantes have made it their mission to support all causes that question the orthodoxy. At Fin Novembre, they are fighting so that everyone's dreams may be heard. When your reality is rude, there's nothing like a dream to change your mood! An intimate, participative performance that touches on fantasy and the dreams inside us all: I dream, therefore I am!
Street theatre troupe Toxique Trottoir engages spectators and artists in an unusual process of encounter and dialogue. Their work takes an offbeat, humorous look at the everyday.
Schedule: Thursday, November 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. / Friday, November 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. / Saturday, November 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. / Sunday, November 24 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Husband and wife since October 2012, Eduardo Ruiz Vergara and Ariane Boulet are going through the process of Eduardo's immigration to Canada. Through their artistic disciplines as dancer and performer, respectively, and the wish to extract something positive from the trying experience, they have transformed their personal situation into a political statement on the themes of migration, borders and separation: produced by theatre troupe Je suis Julio, La marche nuptiale is rooted in a 72-kilometre walk from Montreal to the Lacolle border crossing separating Canada and the United States, where the couple were arrested by authorities en route to Bogotá, Eduardo's birthplace. They had staged this walk because they felt an urgent need to react to their situation, which is also that of many others like them, a blend of the interminable wait for the approval of a host country and the fear of a forced separation. They also walked to overcome geographical, physical, political and psychological boundaries, those straight, white lines of the pavement that are present wherever they go—and to look at the landscapes they encounter as a succession of destinations that make up the road map of their lives.
Schedule: Installation open to the public at all times.
Performances every evening at 6:30.
Also on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday the 24th, at 2 p.m.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Being many to dare the dream.
What happens when 54 women from a housing facility for homeless women come together to create? How are women in such dire conditions able to produce digital poetry in such a beautiful way?
Six women will stage multimedia performances featuring sound, spoken word and footage from one such creative session at Auberge Madeleine.
Claude Majeau's artistic talents are divided between community projects, painting and teaching. His work is informed by issues of identity and the living spaces and communities people occupy.
Schedule: Friday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Facebook for Claude Majeau: https://www.facebook.com/claude.majeau.7
Facebook for L’Auberge Madeleine: https://www.facebook.com/AubergeMadeleine?fref=ts
Les Voix Ferrées is a vocal ensemble known for its openness and the involvement of its members as responsible citizens in a participative democracy. They sang in 2011 for the activists of the Occupons Montréal movement; they beat on their pans in the streets as well as onstage during Québec's Maple Spring of 2012; and for the twelfth consecutive year, they are a part of ATSA's annual November gathering.
Schedule: Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m.
The host of last year's SOIRÉE ROUGE, domlebo, surrounds himself with singer-songwroters Paul Cargnello and Pascal Dufour to question (through music!) our notions of COMFORT, DISCOMFORT and CONSOLATION.
domlebo, formerly a dashing drummer, has evolved into an "inventor of songs." In 2009, he put out his first collection of songs, Grand Naïf, followed by the musical documentary Chercher Noise in 2012.
"When you've reached a point where you are SLEEPING OUTDOORS, the way you see and experience so many things necessarily changes. Your notions of comfort, disconfort and consolation, for instance!"
Schedule: Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m.
Josh Dolgin, alias Socalled, gives us a festive, relaxed evening with his Sleep Over! A blend of traditional and contemporary sounds, acoustic and electronic, digital and analog, his music cannot be pigeonholed, much to the delight of his audience.
Schedule: Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m.
Site web: http://www.socalledmusic.com/
Two years ago, French singer Daran moved to Québec permanently. He had always hated to leave it and was always glad to come back to it, and now he is a proud resident of La Belle Province. He sees this as a new beginning and an opportunity to fully experience what his new host nation has to offer.
Since his first album in 1992, Daran has impressed with his voice, his music and his lyrics, whether he is accompanied by his band Les Chaises or not. A perfectionist and explorer, Daran always manages to surprise and seduce his fans with every outing. The singer of the hit "Dormir" dons the producer's hat for the first time for his new collection of songs, L’homme dont les bras sont des branches.
Schedule: Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
Les Productions ARREUH presents a poetry assault: three poets will MC "SOFAS-POÉSIE" each evening at 9:30 and heat up Place Émilie-Gamelin with their words. Because some of us sleep outdoors. Because it's cold as hell. Because poetry is all around us. And because we're still here.
You will hear the poetry of Marie-Charlotte Aubin, Véronique Bachand, Marie-Ève Comtois, Catherine Cormier-Larose, Véronique Cyr, Charles Dionne, Catherine Harton, Jonathan Lafleur, Jonathan Lamy, Daniel Leblanc-Poirier, Hugo Nadeau, Amélie Prévost, Emmanuel Simard and Maude Veilleux.
Schedule: Every evening at 9:30
Thursday, November 21: Marie-Charlotte Aubin, Hugo Nadeau and Maude Veilleux
Friday, November 22: Jonathan Lamy, Catherine Cormier-Larose, Jonathan Lafleur and Emmanuel Simard
Saturday, November 23: Marie-Ève Comtois, Véronique Cyr, Charles Dionne and Daniel Leblanc-Poirier
Sunday, November 24: Marie-Paule Grimaldi, Véronique Bachand, Catherine Harton and Amélie Prévost