Action indirecte I
On February 26, 2017 from 11 am to 6 pm
What if prison becomes a place of unforeseen closeness. What if bruises prevent me from walking. What if heroic deeds disempower me. What if a bullet makes me go blind. What if I’m banned from my city and my family disowns me. What if a vibrant movement of bodies comes apart.
What is to be done?
The collective ACTION INDIRECTE invites the public to a participative screening of Rupture (2016), a film by cinema action group Épopée.
The event will gather people from different circles in order to echo the testimonies of activists at the forefront of the 2012 student political movement in Québec. Action indirecte I is an active response to the voices of Rupture, at once a choral embodiment and critical spiel to recall their words. The new testimonies and comments yielded by this performative screening will be documented and reworked for Action indirecte II, an upcoming project that will be developed this spring in collaboration with OFFTA, festival d’arts vivants.
All the transcripts of the film’s interviews have been randomly handed to collaborators solicited prior to the screening on February 26. At Dazibao, ACTION INDIRECTE will invite them to interrupt the film as it runs when the words that spoke to them are heard. Each interruption of the film will be an opportunity to repeat the words of an interviewee and react (or not) to them.
Everyone attending the screening is welcome to take part in this collective action. The transcripts will also be made available at the gallery.
This intervention is a gesture to revive the testimonies on screen — a call arising from rupture.
ACTION INDIRECTE is a multidisciplinary collective of writers, choreographers, filmmakers, performers and others exploring means of experimenting connections between art and politics.
Dazibao receives financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal.