Sabrina Ratté | FLORALIA | 18.03. – 11.04.2021 (tbc)
HYBRID BOX will be a new modular gallery in front of the Festspielhaus Hellerau presenting experimental and interdisciplinary art in the Digital Age by local as well as international artist:s while accompanying the beginning reconstruction of the original Nazi-era barracks.
For the opening of HYBRID BOX we present FLORALIA, the current work by Sabrina Ratté, which was premiered at the Centre Pompidou Paris as part of the Hors Pistes Festival in February 2021.
FLORALIA can be visited on the available dates in the HYBRID BOX in front of the Festspielhaus. The currently available dates can be found in the booking form shortly.
Additionally, the installation as well as all program points of HYBRID – CUTTING EDGE CANADA can be experienced on virtual.mutek.org until March 31.
For access to the box, registration is required via the booking form (will be activated shortly) or by phone or mail via the visitor center.
Booking during visitor center opening hours: Mon – Fri 11 am – 3 pm | firstname.lastname@example.org | T +49 351 264 62 46
Booking during HYBRID BOX opening hours: T +49 172 173 164 0
Sabrina Ratté | FLORALIA
Images and composition: Sabrina Ratté
Sound design: Andrea-Jane Cornell
Inspired by the writings of Donna Haraway, Ursula Le Guin, and Greg Egan, the work plunges us into a speculative future, where samples of then extinct plant species are preserved and displayed in a virtual archive room. Through editing and visual strategies, this archive room is sporadically transformed under the effect of interference caused by the memory emanating from the listed plants, revealing traces of a past that continues to haunt the place. FLORALIA is a simulation of ecosystems born from the fusion of technology and organic matter, where past and future coexist in a perpetual tension of the present.
Sabrina Ratté is a Canadian artist living in Paris. Her practice includes video, animation, installations, sculptures, audio-visual performances and prints. Mixing analog technologies, photography and 3D animation, she investigates the influence of digital and physical spaces and the interplay between these surroundings and subjectivity. She was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award (CAN) in 2019 and 2020 and she is represented by Charlot Gallery in Paris and Ellephant Gallery in Montreal. Her work has been presented internationally by various institutions including Laforet Museum (Tokyo), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec City), Thoma Foundation (Santa Fe), PHI Center (Montreal), Whitney Museum of Art (New York), Chronus Art Center, (Shanghai), Museum of the Moving Image (New York).
15.04. – 09.05. World premiere THEATRE OF ECHO, Brigitta Muntendorf, GrauSchumacher Piano Duo | Multi-channel audio-video installation
Replay! All content can still be viewed free of charge until 31.03. on virtual.mutek.org
After your free registration you will be granted access to the full virtual festival experience of HYBRID – CUTTING EDGE CANADA. We do not sell tickets – but with a donation you can help us support LISA, the network of the club scene in Saxony.
HYBRID BOX is a project in cooperation with HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and PYLON.
The HYBRID BOX program 2021 is supported by MUTEK, Goethe Institut, Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.
With HYBRID a new international platform for the arts in the digital age and critical phases of global transformation processes will be established, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses.
Technical direction: Tobias Blasberg, Production management: Micha Lotz
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