Jo-Anne Velin, journalist, filmmaker and sound artist born in Montreal, was invited to bring her very playful and exploratory sound salon to the museum! The Irish Room / Femmes sonores a sound world from rare and ancient archives of women’s voices that she collects in each country of the installation’s tour. Velin used old archives of female voices (or the voices of people with ‘woman’ identification) as raw sound material for a cycle of compositions to be heard exclusively in the museum from February 1 to 23.
In Montreal, this is the second stop on her four-city tour of Europe and Canada.
The installation The Irish Room / Femmes sonores is open to the public: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.
In addition, there will be four collaborative evenings with the public on Thursdays:
February 1 – Opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
February 8 – thematic slam, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
February 15 – thematic slam, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
February 22 – Finishing: presentation of additional material found in Montreal and live performances by guests, who study, manage, or create in their own way performances in dialogue with the archives, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Groups are asked to book their visit in advance.