thierry huard

February 3 to 26, 2022

les liens

Kinga Michalska




February 3, 2022: 5 p.m.

Having explored power dynamics in his latest creation, versatile artist Thierry Huard now turns his queer and kaleidoscopic gaze on interpersonal relationships, converting the MAI gallery into a dark and cavernous cocoon. On this fertile ground, conducive to exploring the notion of intimacy, Huard, with performer Nate Yaffe, juxtaposes the porosity of interlaced bodies with the discomfort of extreme proximity to reveal the invisible bonds that form human relationships. This interdependence unfolds through an array of devices (visual, textile and sound), some of which were developed in collaboration with electronic engineer and composer, Lucas Paris. A unique installation, evolving as well as immersive, les liens sublimates the sprawling practice of its creator’s anthropological approach to explore one’s relationship to themself and to others while questioning the limits of interpersonal relationships.

Credits: Choreographer, Performer, Costume Designer, Video Editor, Textile Artist, Administrator, Artistic Director: Thierry Huard | Performer, Ally, Champion: Nate Yaffe | Composer, Innovator, Inventor: Lucas Paris | Lighting Designer: Roxanne Bédard | Production Assistant: Emmalie Ruest | Production Assistant: Wyi Lalonde | Outside Oil: Georges-Nicolas Tremblay and Corinne Crane Desmarais.

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Presented as part of Queer Performance Camp, in partnership with LaChapelle Scènes contemporaines and Studio 303, with the support of MAI’s residency program.

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