Thirst/Clarity, ECLECTIK 2012 © YUL

Collective Individual

Thirst/Clarity (Zohar Melinek and Mary St-Amand Williamson) (Montréal)

April 5 and 6, 2013

Interdisciplinary performance
April 5 and 6, 2013
World premiere

A performance inspired by the recent revolutions in the Arab world, Collective Individual conveys the psychological impact on civilians and victims in times of war. An interdisciplinary new work that caustically conveys the perceptual duality of an individual and a collective, it asks the question: How is a revolution experienced? A subjective reality and a dichotomous point of view collide; painful for an individual – the loss of a loved one – and beneficial for the collectivity – freedom from political oppression.

This work by Zohar Melinek and Mary St-Amand Williamson occupies such an in-between socio-political space, the thin barrier that separates these irreconcilable ideals: a powerful mass movement alongside the frailty and resilience of an individual. Accompanied by video projections imprinted on the bodies of the performers, Collective Individual internalises the revolutions and sends shock waves across the stage.

The multidisciplinary artist Zohar Melinek was born in Jerusalem and works mainly in performance, film, video and sound art. His out of the ordinary creations have been shown in Europe and North America. Mary St-Amand Williamson trained in the ballet syllabus of the Royal Academy of Dance and has danced in a variety of Montreal festivals and events. Her interactive installations have been presented in Toronto and she has worked with the well-known artist Michael Snow. In 2010, Melinek and Williamson presented the premiere of A Nation’s Legacy of Severance, the inaugural production of their collective Thirst/Clarity in Paris.

Press release

April 5 and 6, 2013

8 p.m.


$22 Regular
$18 Discount (Professionnal artists– Seniors 65 years and older – Accès Montréal cardholders)
$15 Student
$14 Group (10 persons and more)
$12 Student Group

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