Entanglement is a multi-work project that daringly fuses scientific inquiry and creative vision, by delving into the profound realm of quantum physics and artistic performance.
Based on the collaborative and colliding minds of artists France Jobin and Markus Heckmann, Entanglement finds its inspiration in the intricate theories of quantum entanglement, notably the Copenhagen interpretation and the multiverse (quantum decoherence). Beyond these theories, the project is further enriched – and challenged – by exploring the fluidity of time and the enigmatic principle of quantum entanglement.
Three iterations have been created, the original Entanglement AV performance (2021), Entanglement XR (2022), and Entanglement Dome (2023), designed to emancipate the audience from the constraints of conventional time. Participants are invited to lose themselves in this boundless expanse of creativity, where the borders between reality and imagination dissolve, leaving them suspended in time and in a state of wonder.
France Jobin and Markus Heckmann will present Entanglement dome at SAT
August 26th 2023 – SAT – 20h and 22h 1201, boul. St-Laurent Montreal, Qc
For its 24th edition, the MUTEK Festival returns to the dome of the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] for the Satosphere Series, a program of immersive works and performances that explore new conceptual and sensory territories.
On the agenda: an exploration of the duality between analog and digital (Metaract); a supernatural journey to rediscover the transcendence of nature (Iwakura); an immersion into a sacred ritual of spiritual union (Union); an opening to an inclusive spatio-temporal world (I want to leave this Earth behind), and a sensory experience around quantum physics (Entanglement).
The SAT x MUTEK program in the Satosphere is presented by the SAT and is not included in the MUTEK passes. However, MUTEK pass holders can benefit from a 15% discount for this event. This offer is available in person at the ticket office of the Society for Arts and Technology (1201, boul. St-Laurent). Within the limit of available seats
France Jobin CA/QC & Markus Heckmann DE/CA– Entanglement Immersive Performance
France Jobin and Markus Heckmann will present Entanglement AV and XR at Mutek MX
IMPORTANT: doors open at 18:30 and access will be allowed until 03:00.
Nocturne 360 is the most intense and diverse program of the MUTEK MX experience. With infinite universes contained in a single venue, Nocturne 360s rooms, installations and passageways will be transformed through the visions and experiments from artists and creators from all over.
This mega convergence of up-and-coming and renowned artists will take us on an exciting 360 tour that will go from virtual reality and immersive experiences, to cathartic dance sessions with the most challenging producers. In addition to the artists who will take on the different stages, Nocturne 360 will showcase the globally distinctive ambience and light design of the MUTEK experience.
Ryoichi Kurokawa, France Jobin & Markus Heckmann, RAMZi, Flabbergast, Line Katcho
For over 20 years, MUTEK has been dedicated to showcasing live electronic music and real-time audiovisual performances in Montreal, making it one of the few venues in North America where such innovation occurs. MUTEK has built a unique model over the years that has proven to be alluringly exportable. The tentacles now span four continents and six other cities such as Tokyo, Barcelona or Buenos Aires, with each satellite adapting the festival’s values of inclusion and accessibility to inspire new ways of engaging with the richness of electronic and digital art.
After the cooperation between HYBRID and MUTEK was postponed at short notice in March 2020 and could only take place digitally in March 2021 with thousands of online guests, the first cooperation will finally be live in the Festspielhaus in Hellerau on October 29th, 2022: with Ryoichi Kurokawa, France Jobin & Markus Heckmann, Line Katcho, Flabbergast and RAMZi will guarantee artists who have long been associated with MUTEK an extraordinary evening in the Great Hall of the Festpielhaus.
8:00 p.m. Subassemblies – Ryoichi Kurokawa
9:15 p.m. Entanglement – France Jobin & Markus Heckmann
18:00-21:00 | SKEPPET GBG PIERRE-LUC LECOURS & IDA TONINATO [CA], MYRIAM BOUCHER [CA], FRANCE JOBIN & MARKUS HECKMANN [CA/DE] Canadian sound artist Pierre-Luc Lecours and saxophonist Ida Toninato will present their audiovisual performance Inner Seas, which is an audiovisual performance that revolves around the theme of water, where baritone saxophone, modular synthesizer and electric guitar meet. Montreal based sound artist Myriam Boucher presents the work The Tuning of the Fields, a work that tends to evoke those moments of solitude and wonder, and that feeling of suspended time that inhabits us when listening to the song of the crickets, eyes closed, at night, lying in a field. Montreal based artists France Jobin and Markus Heckmann presents the audiovisual work Entanglement, which is an artistic project at the crossroads of scientific research inspired by the concept and properties of entanglement in quantum physics and quantum fields theory.
Entanglement is an artistic project at the crossroads of scientific research inspired by the concept and properties of entanglement in quantum physics and quantum fields theory. The sources of inspiration of France Jobin and Markus Heckmann are based on the two current dominant theories explaining quantum entanglement: the Copenhagen interpretation and the multiverse (quantum decoherence). In addition to these two theories, there is the fluidity of time and the principle of quantum entanglement. The Entanglement performance is inspired by the same theories; an ambitious immersive experience that will be presented at Index 2022.
Once again this year, the festival will transform the incomparable setting of the Antiga Fàbrica de Estrella Damm into a great sound and visual experience with Carmen Villain (NO), Bendik Giske (NO), Marina Herlop (ES), France Jobin & Markus Heckmann (CA/QC), Ryoichi Kurokawa (JP), aya & Sweatmother (UK), and Nahash (QC/CA).
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Marina Herlop’s universe reaches beauty without renouncing complexity, which makes her one of the most brilliant, restless and interesting composers in our country. After signing with the influential PAN label, Marina has become one of the most interesting and promising artists in our country.
France Jobin and Markus Heckmann premiere their performance ‘Entanglement’, an artistic-scientific project inspired by the concept and properties of entanglement in quantum physics and quantum fields, based on theories such as the interpretation of Copenhagen and the multiverse (quantum decoherence), or the fluidity of time.
For the first time in Spain, the newly released live of aya together with the visuals of Sweatmother. With “im hole” (Hyperdub, 2021), the British artist has signed one of the most personal albums of this year, where not only club music is deconstructed but also language, dialect, gender and sexuality.
Nahash , alias of the artist and producer of labels like SVBKVLT (SHangay), has been for years motivated to generate soundtracks around the idea of the end of the world. He will debut with the A/V show of his album “Flowers Of The Revolution” (2020), a work that he feels really current as it evokes a pre-apocalyptic environment which resembles the world we are living in.
MUTEKES will also collaborate with the excellent Norwegian label, Smalltown Supersound with a showcase of artists from the label which will include Bendik Giske y Carmen Villain.
Giske returns to Barcelona after his successful appearance on MUTEK Connect’s Caterina Barbieri show. Bendik Giske‘s saxophone is a pure extension of his body. It matches the Norwegian composer’s intense physicality; his total vulnerability, joy and artistic expression. Drawing on his own queer perspective, Bendik expands the concept of club music through rhythmically textured compositions and visceral performances.
Under that Latin pseudonym hides Carmen Hillestad, a half-Norwegian, half-Mexican artist and producer who has spent the last 9 years and 4 albums gently unravelling the song into the sound of emotional momentum. Carmen Villain arrives at MUTEK Barcelona 2022 with her fourth album under her arm. It is ‘Only Love From Now On’, a work also released by Smalltown Supersound in February 2022 that presents Villain’s aesthetic blossoming into something unexpected, benevolent in its composure and totally exuberant in its sensuality.
The Japan Foundation is joined by artist Ryuichi Kurokawa presenting for the first time in Barcelona his work. “assembly / subassemblies”, a project co-produced in 2019 by LOXOSconcept (Matera 2019), MUTEK, Stereolux/Scopitone and TodaysArt, in which he investigates the relationship between nature and the impact of human activity through an architectural scale perspective: ruins, buildings invaded by nature, badly preserved architectures that overlap and are dynamically rebuilt. The aim is not only to broaden the perception of floating between nature and man-made, but also between abstract and concrete phenomena through their transition, destruction and renaturalization.
*France & Markus are part of the delegation of Québec artists that #MUTEKES13 presents as part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Cooperation between Catalonia and Québec.