Please note: The Electronic Wake site has moved to http://ew.veilleelectronique.com

 WHERE AND WHEN?

The Electronic Wakes invites everyone to listen to our community and actively express themselves in a garden of 12 techno-flowers. It’s an inspiring path through a collection of video testimonials about today’s reality, brightening up Montreal’s aids memorial square. The exhibit’s art evolves to reflect each person’s experience in an environment referred to as collective intimacy.


Last apearance in the parc this year at the journées de la culture


Parc de l’Espoir
Sainte-Catherine/Panet, Montréal

Friday and saturday, septembre 25 and 26, 7pm to 10pm

Our flowers will join the Sidaction kiosk at the FEFE (fête de l'empoi, formation et entraide) octobre 2 at Trois-rivières.

We will also join the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of MAINS bas-Saint-Laurent, octobre 7, 8 & 9, at Rimouski.



DOWNLOAD PROJET SUMMARY FOR MEDIA [PDF]

An event by

WHAT IS IT?

The Electronic Wake is an artistic and social reaction chamber that gives everyone an opportunity to explore the reality of hiv/aids as it is experienced among us today. Regardless of our personal health status, all of us have probably had to face questions about the impact of the virus on our lives.

This dynamic art installation defines a space for collective interaction so that you can express yourself in a video testimonial at any time. Your unique input is added to those of others to create an evolving motivator for reflection, allowing individuals to be open to messages vying for their attention. The goal of The Electronic Wake is to foster collective intimacy in order to explore and understand how each of us integrates the hiv/aids factor into our life today.

Over time, as science continued making progress, we hoped to finally reach a stage where the presence of the virus would affect us less and less in our behaviours and our lives in general. Its impact certainly appears to be less dramatic, but how have we actually adapted? Do we still want the assurance of easy, definitive answers to a growing number of questions? Is it better to reject everything that seems like a risk, including people who could be perceived as a threat? Should we refuse to recognize its existence and its potential effects until we’re affected at closer range? What’s the right attitude? What can we do to understand what’s happening? Are we ready to face the question head on?

By recognizing the contributions of those who are no longer with us and by celebrating life in all its diversity, The Electronic Wake is intended to reflect reality as each of us experiences it, so that we can live together more successfully in the present.