“The MAI is gearing up for its biggest event of the season: ECLECTIK. This annual multidisciplinary production takes the stage with a series of short, free-form contemporary performances. This year, the 5th edition, unites about thirty artists who responded to the theme ailleurs ici..
Featuring artists from all creative disciplines, ECLECTIK 2012 is inspired by all that is conjured by those two simple but loaded words, and interpreted through a personal, universal, social and / or political lense — articulated through dance, music, spoken word, video and performance art. Audiences of this year’s showcase will be treated to five new creations including SOPHIA GASPARD’s Fragile ustensile, Brag to Me by MOHEB SOLIMAN, Phytoremédiation by MAYA KUROKI, Les 2 valises by ALLY NTUMBA, and Uprooted by COCO RIOT.”
(Extract from Press Release)
Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26, 8pm
MAI (Montreal Arts Interculturels)
3680 Jeanne Mance, Montreal
What happens when you take your heartroots to another place?
The “small” details that haunt the exprience of migration: leaving, packing, farewells, arrivals and the feeling of otherness are visually expressed on Uprooted, a wordless animation film.
Uprooted retraces some moments of the process of uprooting oneself from a place-culture to Canada: from the awareness of the inminence of leaving to the experience of the landing and the encounter with the feeling of otherness (demands of integration-assimilation, regards, invisibilization).
This short animation film was created thanks to the MAI mentorship program.
Story, drawings, mix-media collages, animation and editing by Coco Riot
Music by Elisha Lim
Animation consultant: Sves
Editing consultant: Remy Huberdeau