Set in the garden of the Musée d’art contemporain, this solo performance explores the relationship between the artist’s body and her memory, calling upon notions of exploration performance, social critique, and cultural resistance. In this constrained urban space, she excavates a world where stories come together to assess the consequences of our actions on future generations.

The artists Lara Kramer positions herself inside shared experiences with her mother and explores hopes, dreams, and future thriving. The title Them Voice is interpreted as multiple voices, stories, imagery, that are imbedded in the artist’s body and that are anchored with her mother and family relations. The multigenerational experiences that come before and proceed the artists, future dreaming becomes the crafting of fuel towards new rhythms, new modes of mobility.

Interview 

In Search of the “Coming Community”: A Conversation Between Curators Ivanie Aubin-Malo and James Oscar

Them Voices

Them Voices searches to be inside the place that carries memory and future imagination. Laying out in all possible directions. What has been exerted, what is failed. What is not yet seen or dreamt of. All is together, intersecting in Them Voice. Strives to re-imagine new pathways connected to future ancestors in their flight and journey.

Duration
70 minutes
Produced
Lara Kramer Danse
Conceived, created, set and performed
Lara Kramer
Sound Creation and Editing
Lara Kramer + Simon Riverin
Outside Eyes
Peter James
Knowledge Keeper
Ida Baptiste
Elder
Emerson Ninigishki’ing
Documentation
Ivanie Aubin-Malo + James Oscar
Lighting Design
Hugo Dalphond
Technical Director
Simon Riverin
Stage Manager
Joannie Vignola
Co-produced
Festival TransAmériques
Creative residencies
Centre de Création O Vertigo- CCOV + Place des Arts + Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Presented in association with
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Premiered at
Festival TransAmériques, Montreal, on May 27, 2021

© 2021 Lara Kramer