The square has had an eventful past, having had numerous tabulæ rasæ followed by a succession of redevelopments: from river and marsh to dump, from bourgeois square to squat and hanging garden/artwork built on top of an underground highway. The current configuration, Agora, was conceived by artist Charles Daudelin (1975, completed in 1983).
For the event, DARE-DARE will be accepting project proposals of all kinds that insert themselves into Viger Square either politically, formally, poetically, etc. The projects may be of specific or of variable duration, or they may also be repeated in time during the festival. The centre seeks interdisciplinary projects that will engage in the social and physical realms of the city, developing various types of public interactions.
The centre calls for performance pieces to be part of a soirée that will be held on Friday September 30, 2005. The square planning has a stage placed in its centre: a surface (36' x 36') surrounded with water. The actions and performances will be held in this area.
Your submission should include
- A brief statement describing your project
- a resume
- ten slides or digital images (max 5 mpg) numbered with a descriptive list
- audio/video tape, DVD (NTSC) or Quicktime (max 5 min.)
- and any other document essential to the comprehension of your proposal.
Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of your documentation. The centre does not accept submissions by email or fax. The centre does pay artist fees corresponding to SODART.
DARE-DARE Centre de diffusion d'art multidisciplinaire de Montréal
Casier postal 185 Succursale Place d'Armes
H2Y 3J6 Montréal Québec