Two accomplished Montréal A/V artists pool together their interdisciplinary practices for a live performance that taps into textures and temporality. Developed specifically for MUTEK, Mini & Nelly-Eve Rajotte explore man’s ephemeral, ever complex relationship with nature, dissolving layered landscapes and ultra-slo-mo waterfalls and snowstorms into purely conceptual matter. Evelyne Drouin has been an emblematic fixture on the city’s electro circuit (namely, at Parking Nightclub’s mythical, now-defunct Overdose Thursdays) for the past two decades as DJ Mini. Equally skilled at sampling, mixing and circuit bending, this protean producer has released two records, developed immersive shows and shared her rhythmic recipe with patrons around the world. The sound design for this collaboration marks a clear break from her DJ Mini signature – organic chords processed through effects pedals, overlaid onto broken rhythms. Nelly-Ève Rajotte’s moving images are an extension of her research on duplication, and are often superimposed, with one shot bleeding into the next. Rajotte transforms visuals, stripping them down to their most elemental form, before altering them through the modulation of light effects, or compressing them into horizontal stripes. For this collaboration with Drouin, Rajotte will tinker with images of environmental phenomena using scatter plots, transforming her visual projections in real time by way of a cyclical approach, evoking nature’s intangible forces.
Article on the project Creator project by Benoit Palop