TECHNO WORLDS - Visual RG © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Fri, 05/13/2022 -
Sun, 06/19/2022

Various locations

Exhibition Parcours

TECHNO WORLDS is a Goethe-Institut exhibition that is shown in museums and other exhibition venues internationally and can be seen in Montreal at the Goethe-Institut, the Centre PHI and the Société des arts technologiques.

For its part, the Goethe-Institut has been highlighting contemporary German language and culture for 60 years by fostering strong international cultural collaborations. The SAT is a cultural hub dedicated to digital culture and has prioritized collaborative learning for 25 years. The PHI Center is a multidisciplinary institution where contemporary art and new technologies have met for 10 years now.

As part of the anniversary celebrations of our three institutions, we invite you to discover techno-culture through the exhibition TECHNO WORLDS, following a course in three stages:
  • The exhibition at the PHI Center during the day
  • The rave culture at the SAT in the evening
  • The exhibition at the Goethe Institute from sunset to midnight.
A new iteration of the exhibition featuring more than 20 international artists, musicians and filmmakers blurring the lines between art and music.

TECHNO WORLDS includes photographs, videos and installations by DeForrest Brown, Jr, Jaqueline Caux, Tony Cokes, Chicks on Speed, Zuzanna Czebatul, Kerstin Greiner, AbuQuadim Haqq, Rangoato Hlasane, Ryõji Ikeda, Maryam Jafri, Romuald Karmakar, Robert Lippok, Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn, Carsten Nicolai, Vinca Petersen, Daniel Pflumm, Lisa Rovner, Sarah Schönfeld, Jeremy Shaw and Tobias Zielony.

An exhibition parcours in 3 pARTS:

pART 1:
PHI CentrE

Rhino Space + Plateau Space
315, Saint-Paul Ouest St
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

Opening hours:
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 9:30 pm

About the exhibition at PHI:
As a global phenomenon, techno has not only shaped the history of music, but has also had a significant influence on culture. The impulses of techno have an impact on the various fields of art, pop culture, media consumption and technology.

Techno is also an attitude towards life, which reflects particular social, economic and environmental structures.

The exhibition TECHNO WORLDS, which is touring the world, does not aim to indulge in nostalgia, but to depict visions of the future of a lifestyle culture whose adaptability and complexity have remained unique.

The works presented at the PHI Centre are inspired by the following 3 themes

  • The history and sound of techno music
  • Communities and networks
  • Techno & design

More info: www.phi.ca


pART 2:
society for Arts and Technology (SAT)

1201, blvd. Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2S6

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm

About the exhibition at SAT:
The Society for Arts and Technology invites you to dive into the underground rave scene by taking you to the confines of its basement.
Since the 1980s, the rave scene has acted as a liberating entity for marginalized communities. Playing on the interstices between documentation and interpretation, TECHNO WORLDS offers an alternative perspective on the hidden face of these gatherings. Through a series of photographic, video and luminous installations, the exhibition reveals a subversive militancy where liberation, self-discovery and the reclamation of physical, cultural and political spaces intersect.

More info: www.sat.qc.ca


pART 3:

1626 boul. St-Laurent, Suite 100
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2T1

Opening Hours:
Monday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Tuesday to Saturday, from 3:00 to 8:00 PM

About the exhibition at Goethe-Instutut:
The documents, objects, videos and film programs on display at the Goethe-Institut approach the techno phenomenon from the perspective of cultural and musical history, feminism and Afrofuturism.

Original fashion from the 90's, magazines, fanzines and video installations will be on display.

Window projections every day from sunset to midnight, and film screenings every Friday and Saturday night for the duration of the exhibition.

More info: www.goethe.de/montreal