Justice

Digital, interdisciplinary and collaborative project

March 24 to April 9, 2022

Christian Boakye-Agyeman, Guillaume Crico, Nazim Elnur & Stefan Verna
Christian Boakye-Agyeman, Guillaume Crico, Nazim Elnur & Stefan Verna

Montreal

Video projection outside of metro Saint-Laurent

From March 24 to April 9, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) will present 5 groups of artists invited to create on the theme JUSTICE, a digital, interdisciplinary and collaborative project.

JUSTICE was conceived and realized for 2 different reasons: To support artists by commissioning new pieces, and to provide a platform for them to consider what justice means from their own perspective, thereby opening a dialogue about social, environmental, restorative and distributive justice, among other forms. JUSTICE was also envisioned as a way to provide new platforms for artists to present their work.

In total, five projects were supported, with the involvement of a total of 16 principal artists (not counting the many creative collaborators working behind the scenes). Sound, image and words are blended with the political, the personal and the poetic.


Projects

Grawlix

Artists: James Nicholas Dumile Goddard, Markus Lake, Stacy Lee

This Country is Like a Dreamland

Artists: naakita feldman-kis, Tam Khoa Vu & Yoon Rachel Nam

A SILENT FIRE

Artists: Christian Boakye-Agyeman, Guillaume Crico, Nazim Elnur & Stefan Verna

justement (en)raciner

Artists: Angelina Guo, Jad Orphée Chami & kimura byol lemoine

Vibrer au rythme des changements chroniques / Vibing through the chronicle changes

Artists: Véronique Picard, Craig Commanda & Emilio Wawatie

Credits : Selection comittee : Angie Cheng, Rain Hye, Erika Kierulf, Firas Nassri | Technical director : Maxime Monrat | Video director (MAI) : Gabrielle Allain | Artist Liaison : Nika Khanjani | Coordination assistant : Jean Grünewald.

This project was supported by the Canadian Heritage’s Public Art and Music Worker Support Fund / DCAP program.