Montreal, the beginning of May, a dark performance space illuminated by an otherworldly glow; this combination of factors could only mean one thing – Elektra! The 14th edition of the venerable Canadian digital arts festival was thematically organized around the idea of 'anti/matter' and – as would be expected – immateriality and ephemerality were pressing topics within the two dozen or so performances and installations comprising the programming. CAN was on hand to soak up the proceedings earlier this month and we've prepared the following overview of some of the (well, our) highlights.
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The sixteenth edition of Montréal’s ELEKTRA festival took place from May 13th-17th and delivered a range of audiovisual performances and installations addressing the notion of ‘post-audio’ or perception beyond sound—CAN was on hand to have our retinas singed and eardrums buzzed by the ‘POST-AUDIO’-themed programming.