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Jet du bas dit AA l’eau guet avec l’invisible
Courtesy of the artist

March 9 – April 6 2019

Alexandre St-Onge with the participation of Thomas Bégin, Simon Brown, Anne-F Jacques, David (Jhave) Johnston, Manon Labrecque and David Tomas.

Closing event on Saturday April 6, 2019

Jet du bas dit AA l’eau guet avec l’invisible is a performative installation exploring the heuristic potential of an improvised creative process where the active apprehension of emergent contingencies is omnipresent. In dialogue with artists as well as the exhibition site itself, invisible performances are reembodied in audio, textual, and visual material that attests to the transformation of a source that is always already inaccessible.

Performances developing out of sight within the wall at the centre of the space, unfold in different ways in each of the Gallery’s spaces. In one room, a textile surface, under which lie sound objects, is enlivened by motorized entities reacting to the performative actions transformed into sounds, while in another, various forms of textual translations of these same acts are presented. In a third room, the invisible is revealed through a partial view of what exists within the wall, real-time documentation by surveillance cameras of certain performative details accentuating that being is not necessarily to be perceived. The invisible performative body is deployed into new acoustic, textual and visual bodies testing the unseizability of the origin as intensified by these transformative processes as signs of emancipation.


Alexandre St-Onge is an interdisciplinary artist, a sonic performer and a musician/improviser (bass, voice and electronics). Philosophiae doctor (PhD) in art (UQAM, 2015), he is fascinated by creativity as a pragmatic approach to the ungraspable and he has published over twenty works including NommeBeurre µ La lubrification du verbe Les vies innombrables des Tie Wraps (Grillage Absolu), Créatures hermétiques dans mon char bb des otages inaperçus (Archée/Grillage Absolu), Nude de chose de même (Le laps), VUEIEN (Errant Bodies Press), Semblances (Avatar), viorupeeeeihean (Oral) and Kasi Naigo (squintfuckerpress) amongst others. He founded squintfuckerpress with Christof Migone and he is creating with collectives and artists such as : Émilie Mouchous, Simon Brown, Et Sans, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., Klaxon Gueule, L’Ensemble SuperMusique, Pink Saliva, Obsolète, mineminemine, Shalabi Effect, Les esprits frappeurs and undo. As a composer he has worked for interdisciplinary company kondition pluriel, as well as composing for artists such as Marie Brassard, Karine Denault, Lynda Gaudreau, Line Nault, Jérémie Niel, Maryse Poulin and Mariko Tanabe

Jet du bas dit AA l’eau guet avec l’invisible is a performative installation exploring the heuristic potential of an improvised creative process where the active apprehension of emergent contingencies is omnipresent. In dialogue with artists as well as the exhibition site itself, invisible performances are reembodied in audio, textual, and visual material that attests to the transformation of a source that is always already inaccessible.

Performances developing out of sight within the wall at the centre of the space, unfold in different ways in each of the Gallery’s spaces. In one room, a textile surface, under which lie sound objects, is enlivened by motorized entities reacting to the performative actions transformed into sounds, while in another, various forms of textual translations of these same acts are presented. In a third room, the invisible is revealed through a partial view of what exists within the wall, real-time documentation by surveillance cameras of certain performative details accentuating that being is not necessarily to be perceived. The invisible performative body is deployed into new acoustic, textual and visual bodies testing the unseizability of the origin as intensified by these transformative processes as signs of emancipation.


Alexandre St-Onge is an interdisciplinary artist, a sonic performer and a musician/improviser (bass, voice and electronics). Philosophiae doctor (PhD) in art (UQAM, 2015), he is fascinated by creativity as a pragmatic approach to the ungraspable and he has published over twenty works including NommeBeurre µ La lubrification du verbe Les vies innombrables des Tie Wraps (Grillage Absolu), Créatures hermétiques dans mon char bb des otages inaperçus (Archée/Grillage Absolu), Nude de chose de même (Le laps), VUEIEN (Errant Bodies Press), Semblances (Avatar), viorupeeeeihean (Oral) and Kasi Naigo (squintfuckerpress) amongst others. He founded squintfuckerpress with Christof Migone and he is creating with collectives and artists such as : Émilie Mouchous, Simon Brown, Et Sans, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., Klaxon Gueule, L’Ensemble SuperMusique, Pink Saliva, Obsolète, mineminemine, Shalabi Effect, Les esprits frappeurs and undo. As a composer he has worked for interdisciplinary company kondition pluriel, as well as composing for artists such as Marie Brassard, Karine Denault, Lynda Gaudreau, Line Nault, Jérémie Niel, Maryse Poulin and Mariko Tanabe