Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018

    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    For its sixth edition, the FAAS will take place at The Village on Mackenzie (162 Mackenzie Street), the former St-Louis-de-Gonzague elementary school, an emblematic location provided for free by our event partner Autumnwood. From the basement to the second floor, about forty artists will take possession of the numerous rooms that offers the historic building to explore their ideas about territory. Intimate or dreamed places, shared territories, changing borders, immigration, relationship to the environment and imaginary maps are some of the many ways to perceive the topic in which individual and collective considerations mingle.

    For four days, artists from all over the country and even beyond will create, with the complicity of the audience, new artwork and performances. Add on top of that some conferences where everyone is invited to take a stance, and you’ll have a FAAS edition with numerous opportunities to discuss various conceptions of territory in an inclusive setup.

    The event will conclude with a festive evening of performance and the unveiling of the finished installations.

    À qui? (To whom?) The question, a reference to the Anishinaabemowin term for “territory” or “land”, confronts the audience with their own relationship with the space they inhabit, and calls for a redefinition of the notion of living together in light of contemporary issues arising around the way we share the land.

    Every two years since 2008, the Fair of Alternative Art in Sudbury (FAAS) has occupied and transformed a public space in the nickel city’s downtown. Invited artists are challenged to complete new works over the course of the festival and according to each edition’s concept and theme.

    This year, Anyse Ducharme represented G101 at the  October 24 to 28 in the old Silverman’s department store building in downtown Sudbury.

    Ducharme writes: 

    The bulk of my aesthetic production has been engaged with and in opposition to digital colonialism through small, sometimes subversive acts. (glitching images with internet comments, considering transparency as promoted by capital in the construction of the computer) More recently I’ve been interested in transforming data from physical spaces into various representational states ; emphasizing data’s unrepresentability.