Convoy | 28 juillet au 1er août 2017
Convoi/Convoy is a kind of travelling museum in the form of an RV park that presents a collection of traveller’s souvenirs accumulated through years of frequenting squats and other places that challenge the notion of property. Trucks, trailers and cars become spaces for an exhibition, for audio stations, for automated machines, for traveling cinemas, for living spaces. Convoi/Convoy is also the daily life of a small performance group that truly occupies the space by settling in, living, eating, and sleeping wherever they present their work.
The public may wander from one vehicle to another, with no point of departure or arrival, discovering the work as leisurely as on a Sunday stroll through the park. There are multiple points of entry and interpretation. Moving freely, they enter the stations, create gestures, and trigger actions. They watch and listen. They talk amongst themselves and with the performers; there is a fine line between performance and life.
L’orchestre d’hommes orchestres are interested in the links between diverse forms of language, and the resulting art objects that can emerge from these relationships. DIY in its approach, the collective rejects uniformity and standardisation. Its projects are based on free, open, inventive and deliberately chaotic proposals that call for resourcefulness and intelligence.
Convoi/Convoy is a collaboration between ODHO and many other artists. The creators/performers are: Bruno Bouchard, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Laurence Brunelle-Côté, Jacynthe Carrier, Jasmin Cloutier, Julie Cloutier Delorme, Simon Drouin, Simon Elmaleh, Maggy Flynn, Nadine Lizotte, Danya Ortmann, Chloé Surprenant et Théâtre Rude Ingénierie.