Sound installation in the public space Bercer le temps

Bercer le temps © Wolfram Sander

Fri, 09/02/2016 -
Sun, 09/18/2016

Dare Dare + Parc des Faubourgs

September 2-5, 2016 in front of DARE-DARE’s trailer (opposite the Atwater market, near Lionel-Groulx metro) || Friday 3-8 pm, opening at 6 pm || Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Labour Day) 2-6 pm.

September 13-18, 2016 at PARC des FAUBOURGS (near Papineau metro) || Tuesday, Thursday 4:30-8 pm (Wednesday off) || Friday 4:30-10 pm || Saturday, Sunday 2-6 pm.

Free entrance. Cancelled in case of rain. Copresented by DARE-DARE and Les Escales improbables de Montréal with the support of the Goethe-Institut.

Sound installation around lullabies in public space
By Sarah Dell'Ava, Ilya Krouglikov, Wolfram Sander

Out of the cradle endlessly rocking,
I sing a reminiscence,
I sing a future.
(inspired by Walt Whitman)

A gentle immersion into the world of lullabies, BERCER LE TEMPS is an invitation to travel aboard a rocking chair. Set up in the heart of the city, the installation welcomes visitors in a suspended time-space outside of the surrounding urban bustle. In a public space – a park, a parking lot or an urban square, a dozen rocking chairs create a moving constellation brought to life by the visitors who walk around and sit down for a moment, free to choose their place and their relationship to others. Each chair is a listening station equipped with small loudspeakers whispering songs straight to the ears of the curious. It is an intimate sharing.
From an ancient melody to a popular song, from nursery rhymes to soft incantations, lullabies are transmitted in secret and often forgotten. Our collection reveals the treasures of cosmopolitan Montreal gleaned from all over the city, drawing on traditions from Quebec, the first nations, Congo, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Russia and Venezuela, to name a few. During the opening hours of the installation, visitors who would like to take part in the collection of lullabies will have the opportunity to do so in a short recording session.

Thanks to all those who lent their voices to this archive: Alexis Emelianoff, Alexis Lafleur-Trudeau, Amandine Mourgues, Annie Pénélope Dussault, Caroline Gagnon, Catherine Lalonde Massecar, Danielle Arcand, Danielle Boileau, Dominic Sévigny, Gabrielle Desgagnés, Erik Bordeleau, Fabien Torres, Florence Blain Mbaye, Flurina Frenz Badel, Frédéric Leclerc, Galina Proutskykh, Geneviève Massé, Hannah Pfurtscheller, Hollis P. Monroe, Ildemaro Sanchez, Jérémie Sarbach, Jessie Mill, Julie Brand, Ilya Krouglikov, Irène Mayer, Isobel Cunnigham, Khosro Berahmandi, Kiliane Olivier, Lucy May, Magali Stoll, Marie-Louise Bibish Mumbu, Martine Garneau, Mary Lalonde, Maryline St-Sauveur, Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler, Milena Buziak, Nasim Lootij, Nika Stein, Normand Lavoie, Olga Plakhova, Paris Rajabian, Pauline Védie, Sachiko Sumi, Sarah Dell’Ava, Sarah Manya, Sylvain Cornuau, Sylvie Teste, Tatiana Krouglikova, Valérie Tremblay Blouin, Wolfram Sander, Zaccharie Hassoune.