paul chambers

June 1st to 29th, 2023


Tiotia:ke / Mooniyang / Montreal

Installation / Performance / Music, Theater, Dance

June 1st to 29th, 2023

Vernissage: June 1st, 5pm to 7pm

In PHOSPHOS, Montréal-based lighting designer, visual artist, and educator Paul Chambers looks to reimagine the use of lighting in live stage arts. Challenging the codes of theatrical practice, Chambers creates lighting installations that question how we perceive light when we are immersed in it. PHOSPHOS makes space for lighting that is tangible and communicative. Chambers accomplishes this through creating a haptic experience that places the viewer inside a dimly lit space where their vision is heightened, giving them access to very subtle changes, making them more vulnerable and receptive. A space in which our eyes question the legitimacy of what we are seeing. This visual arts installation / immersive space will be activated by artists of different disciplines, in collaboration with the MAI.


Design & Direction: Paul Chambers | Soundscape Composer: Jesse Peter Ash | Scenic Objects Design: Sophie El Assaad / Nalo Soyini Bruce | Production Manager: Claire Bourdin |Artistic Advisors: Tim Rodrigues + David-Alexandre Chabot

Contributing Artists: Jesse Peter Ash, Sophie El Assaad, Camil Bellefleur, Nalo Soyini Bruce, Angie Cheng, Stacey Désilier, Annie Gagnon, Robin P. Gould, Lael Stellick, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Tim Rodrigues, Bettina Szabo, Peter Trosztmer, Benjamin Kamino

A CHA Collective production.

Created with the support of La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines (as part of Laboratoires, Montréal 2020) and the Festival TransAmériques (as part of Respirations du FTA).

Free entrance

From Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 6pm

*The gallery will be closed on June 23rd and 24th, 2023.

Activities related to the exhibition: 

June 1st, 2023:
• 5pm to 7pm → vernissage with performances by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at 6pm and spontaneous performances by Angie Cheng, Annie Gagnon, and Lael Stellick

June 3rd, 2023:
• 12pm-2pm → Guided visit in LSQ with Maxime Laflamme
• 15h30-17h30 → Guided visit in ASL with Jennifer Roberts and Brooke Nancekivell

June 6th, 2023 :
• 5pm-9pm → Performance night with Robin P. Gould, Lael Stellik, Camil Bellefleur, Peter Trosztmer, and Bettina Szabo

June 10th, 2023:
• 12:30pm-1:30pm → Guided visit adapted for families with Josepha Dumas (French). Free registration here.
• 1:00pm-2:00pm → Guided visit adapted for families with Josepha Dumas (English). Free registration here.

June 15th, 2023:
• 6pm-7pm → Gallery tour with the artist
• 7pm-8pm → Artist talk moderated by Tiffanie Boffa

June 17th, 2023:
• 2pm-4pm → Guided visit with the artist with art therapist Laurence Gagnon