As part of its mission to promote and disseminate the Luxembourg arts scene, Kultur | lx has joined forces with Rotondes and Spektrum to invite professionals from the international digital arts scene to discover the projects of Luxembourg artists who will be exhibiting at the next edition of Multiplica, which will be held from 24 February to 5 March at Rotondes.
On the programme: on the site of the Rotondes and elsewhere, the public of all ages will be able to discover international and local digital and multimedia art creations, workshops for children and adults, audio-visual performances, concerts and meetings with artists, including:
Andrea Mancini – MINERALS: performance, installation, meet the artist / 24.02-26.02.
Steve Gerges – TOWERS: installation / 24.02-26.02.
Slumbergaze : concert / 25.02
The Multiplica festival is a cultural and artistic project initiated by the Rotondes which started in 2015 with a first conference entitled “What is digital art? Driven by the will of some members of the team to create a festival around digital and multimedia arts in Luxembourg, the project has grown through its biennial editions (2017, 2019, 2021) and has become an important meeting point for everyone who is interested in arts that use current technologies and in the many themes related to the digitalisation of our daily lives, such as the impact of technologies on our environment or digital exclusion.
Discover the complete programme of Multiplica here.
“Music, performing arts, literature and visual arts – in addition to cinema, which is strongly represented at this year’s Cinémania festival, Luxembourg has a rich and diverse culture, which I am happy to see exported this autumn in several venues in Montreal“, highlights Sam Tanson.
Within the framework of Luxembourg, the country of honour of the CINEMANIA festival, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg invites to discover other aspects of Luxembourg’s creation between music, performance, dance and literature. Beyond the highlight at the PHI centre on November 3, Kultur | lx is expanding its programming and allowing artists to present themselves at major platforms and festivals on the Montreal scene. The establishment of a new partnership with the Centre des auteurs dramatiques de Montréal opens a three-week residency to two authors.
03.11.2022 | PHI Centre
17h : Networking Event
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg invites professionals from the Quebec cultural scene to come and exchange ideas about Luxembourg’s creation and to share their desire for cooperation.
6pm – 9.30pm: Performances
Free registration HERE
A/V performance (duration 33′)
MINERALS | Andrea Mancini (creation 2022)
An exploration of the fascinating world of minerals in an audiovisual and sound performance.
Concert (duration 40′)
THIS IS KARMA
Pop, folk or electro, the musician draws from a multitude of influences to build dense, soft and yet powerful pieces.
Dance performance (duration 30′)
ART. 13 RUNWAY / EDDI VAN TSUI COMPANY
In “Art. 13 Runway” the theme of migration merges with that of fashion. A hybrid form created and adapted for the PHI centre that integrates its architecture, consciously playing with the audience’s perception to move and exceed the limits of the stage.
Continuing the discovery…
04.11 | 18h | Darling Foundry, Montreal
Open Studio With Suzan Noesen
As part of her residency at the Fonderie Darling (September-November 2022), Suzan Noesen opens the doors of her studio to discuss her project and her research.
fonderiedarling.org | suzannoesen.com
07.11 – 12.11 | Luxembourg delegation at the CINARS Biennial
Every two years since 1984, CINARS has organised one of the most important international meetings of the performing arts in Montreal with more than 1900 professionals from 54 countries, including 433 of the most important presenters in the world. This year, the artists invited to the PHI Centre and the Machine Room Festival will be accompanied by Kultur | lx to meet international professionals.
07.11 – 28.11 | Centre des auteurs dramatiques
Author in residence: Sophie Langevin and Ian De Toffoli
Founded in 1965 by six authors, the CEAD now has over 290 members. An association of authors serving authors, CEAD is a centre for the support, promotion and dissemination of French-language drama in Quebec and Canada. It occupies a unique place in the theatrical landscape, both in terms of the number of its members and the objectives of research and excellence that it pursues. The CEAD is involved in collaborations with other countries. Luxembourg is invited for the first time to benefit from these programmes.
17.11 | 4pm | Quai des Brumes + 10.45pm | Casa del Popolo
C’est Karma – M for Montreal Festival
For the past 17 years, M pour Montréal has acted as an essential catalyst for the Quebec and Canadian music industry, both for emerging artists and those developing their careers outside of Quebec. The event offers a series of conferences where local and international music industry professionals gather. For this first Luxembourg participation, the artist C’est Karma will be honoured.
19.11 | 5pm | Centre du théâtre d’aujourd’hui
Perspectives d’auteur-rices: l’écriture en chantier. With Sophie Langevin and Ian De Toffoli
Festival la Salle des machines
La Salle des machines is a unique event organised by the Centre des auteurs dramatiques. As part of this festival, authors offer the public dramaturgical meetings around their texts in progress. Ian De Toffoli and Sophie Langevin, in residence at CEAD, will discuss writing in progress and their respective practices.
Kultur | lx would like to thank its partners for the opportunity and the realisation of this programme: the Film Fund Luxembourg, the Cinemania Festival, the Phi Centre, the Fonderie Darling, the M for Montreal Festival and the Centre des auteurs dramatiques de Montréal.
In November, let’s spread our imaginations and meet around the artists and creations of Luxembourg!
On 8 September, choreographer Elisabeth Schilling presented her production Hear Eyes Move – Dances with Ligeti at the renowned Kunstfest Weimar festival in Germany, a dialogue between the excellence of the choreographic language and the virtuosity of the music, performed by pianist Cathy Krier.
“György Ligeti was inspired by scientific, literary and philosophical concepts in composing his Études, and for me this was a great material to transcribe into the choreography“, explains Elisabeth Schilling.
Treating dance and music as contiguous forms that develop alongside and within each other, she produced a dance-concert and a concert-dance full of captivating multi-sensorial imagery produced with five dancers and pianist Cathy Krier.
“Cathy Krier played this repertoire, which is one of the most virtuoso, like a star, the dancers were magnificent in their interpretation and we received a very warm welcome from the public” confided the young choreographer after the performance at the Kunstfest Weimar, before adding that a tour is planned for next year to celebrate the composer’s 100th birthday.
This is particularly good news for this production, which had to be postponed from 2021 to the Kunstfest Weimar.
Hear Eyes Move – Dances with Ligeti is supported by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
Following the launch of the first Focus on Visual Arts during the 2021 Luxembourg Art Week, the invited curators from the Greater Region learnt more about the national scene and created bonds with the artists and cultural institutions they met. Aïda Patricia Schweitzer‘s invitation to the Territoire Festival in Nancy (France) is the direct result of this event that started a few months ago.
Territoire is a programme of performances in public spaces that invites nine artists to reflect and question, through their own respective practices, the use of the city and its spaces. The invited artists will create a space of suspension, of breaking norms and of liberation from patriarchal oppression in public spaces, where the body regains its centrality and becomes a tool of pleasure, care and subversion. For 24 hours, they will mark the space with their bodies, bodies that enter into relationship with objects, sounds, words and other bodies. The individual body becomes a collective body that draws a soundscape, that nourishes an environment marked by feminist values, principles and practices.
This year, the issues raised by the invited artists will be embodied in this ZATf (Temporary Autonomous Feminist Zone) created by Rachele Borghi, in which the other artists will participate in addition to raising these issues in their own interventions throughout the city. Rachele Borghi is a lecturer in Geography and Planning at the Sorbonne University (Paris) and an academic (porn)activist.
Aïda Schweitzer was invited to the Festival Territoire by Vincent Verlé, art historian and independent curator based in Nancy (FR). Former director of the CAB-Centre d’art Bastille in Grenoble, he is now directing a new independent project called Openspace which aims to be a platform for research, experimentation and reflection in contemporary art. Vincent was invited to the very first Kultur | lx Visual Arts Focus in November 2021.
“𝐋𝐄𝐒 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐒 𝐍’𝐀𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐏𝐋𝐔𝐒 𝐋𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐒 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐒 𝐒𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐒” (Princesses no longer wait for their bloody princes)
This proposal by Aïda Schweitzer “cartography of the outside” where the place of women is predominant, is based on several interventions, “performative // activist and feminist actions” where public spaces open up to a territory of experiential approaches, critical reflections as well as social and solidarity links. A direct encounter with the public, invited to participate. Rethinking the role of women in public spaces, a main source of inequality where the feeling of insecurity for women in public spaces is rarely questioned.
Overall, it has a significant impact on women’s mobility and empowerment, regardless of age, social category and gender. Not being able to move safely, especially at night, becomes a worry that women have to face. An unconscious mechanism is put in place to which women’s gut feeling responds with a set attitude; assessing the risks, being alert, taking precautions in their ways of dressing and moving. Public spaces are regulated, meet specific procedures and activities, so what importance is given to the role of women in this space?
𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐑𝐈𝐓𝐎𝐈𝐑𝐄 # 𝟓.𝟓
𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑙 of 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑠 in 𝑝𝑢𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑐 spaces
July 30 & 31 2022
Curator: Vincent Verlé // openspace pop-up – 14, rue Stanislas à Nancy
With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in partnership with the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, offers a three-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications to artists of all disciplines of Luxembourg nationality or living in Luxembourg. This residency program aims to allow an artist, author, dancer, choreographer or musician to carry out a personal research and creation project. The project will preferably be carried out in conjunction with a partner institution, or a structure, or an artist, identified in Paris and its agglomeration. This stay, which is for the artist a privileged moment of reflection and creation, will contribute to the visibility of the Luxembourgish artistic scene in Paris.
Is my project eligible? How can I apply? What are the practical conditions of the residency? What does the residency have to offer?
We are here to answer your questions!
18.01.2022 | 16:00
WEBINAR (in English)
Duration: 1h30 minutes
Speakers: Andrea Mancini (resident 2021), Vincent Gonzalvez (Head of residency programs – Cité des arts), Souraya Kessaria (Residency programs and partnerships – Cité des arts)
Moderation by the team of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
About the Cité internationale des arts, Paris
The Cité internationale des arts is an artists’ residency in the heart of Paris that brings together creators and allows them to implement a production or research project in all disciplines. For periods of two months to a year, the Cité internationale des arts offers an environment conducive to creation, open to meetings with professionals from the cultural sector. Residents benefit from customized support from the Cité internationale des arts team. In the Marais (18 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris) or in Montmartre (24 rue Norvins, 75018 Paris), the residency also provides an opportunity to meet and dialogue with more than 300 artists and actors from the art world of all generations, all nationalities and all disciplines. In collaboration with its many partners, the Cité internationale des arts opens several thematic and/or project-based calls for applications throughout the year.
With the support of Kultur | lx and its Luxembourg Focus programme, the TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois was able to welcome 5 foreign programmers from Belgium, France and Lithuania to the performances of Anne-Mareike Hess and Léa Tirabasso in the framework of the Aerowaves Dance Festival Luxembourg on 3 and 4 September.
Yuval Pick, director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape was also present throughout the festival to lead a workshop and a 3-day masterclass with Luxembourg dancers and choreographers.
Professional meetings between foreign guests and artists were organised informally after the performances on 3 and 4 September. The professionals were able to forge links not only with Anne-Mareike Heiss and Léa Tirabasso but also with the Luxembourg artists present, including William Cardoso, Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro, Sarah Baltzinger, Piera Jovic, etc.
This event was also an opportunity to strengthen the work of the TROIS C-L network and to encourage discussions on various projects between the different structures invited.
Luxembourg Focus Programme
In order to help facilitate scouting of Luxembourgish talent, Kultur | lx helps organisations who want to invite foreign professionals to events and exhibitions. The goal of this scouting is to increase recognition of Luxembourg creatives and productions, facilitate access to the artists, raise awareness, and enhance their impact.