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Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu WengCA/QC+TW/QC

Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng<sup>CA/QC+TW/QC</sup>
Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu WengCA/QC+TW/QC

08.23 | 7:00 pm_10:00 pm
Live A/V

Credit: Tanja Busking

Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist, and performer based in Montréal. Using music and sound as a point of departure, she has created gestural electronic music performances, audiovisual interfaces, installations, and interactive devices that articulate sound, light, movement, and symbols. Her work investigates performance, both as a codified cultural manifestation and as an embodied (re)enactment of symbolic systems through human and non-human agencies. It has been recognized and presented internationally, in festivals such as Prix Ars Electronica, Sónar, MUTEK, ISEA, Transmediale, and Todays’ Art.
Nien-Tzu Weng is a Taiwanese-Canadian artist based in Montréal, merging dance, lighting design, and digital media. Her work, exploring the interplay between movement and multimedia, oscillates between reality and fantasy, reshaping perspectives and dialogues between the internal and external realms. Internationally recognized, her performances have featured at Node Digital Festival, Biennale Némo, and Ars Electronica, among others. Weng co-founded the collective Double Fantasy and contributes to LePARC at Milieux, supported by CCOV, and is a resident at Topological Media Lab, where she advances her research on presence and interactivity in contemporary interdisciplinary art.

Myriam Bleau & Nien Tzu Weng CA+TW/CASecond Self
Live A/V | North American Premiere

Second Self, led by Myriam Bleau and Nien Tzu Weng, reinvents audiovisual performance through portable, interactive LED screens. Inspired by Sherry Turkle's concept, the duo explores the interface as a bodily extension, delivering a show where each gesture alters sounds and visuals, creating an innovative stage dialogue between technology and human expression.

Music, video, concept, performance: Myriam Bleau
Concept, performance: Nien Tzu Weng
Custom electronics, fabrication: Max Damecour
Costumes: Marie-Audrey Jacques
Fabrication: Mark Lowe

The artists acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the CALQ, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, iii, Recto-Verso, Inkonst and Daïmon.

The duo is made up of two Montréal-based artists: Myriam Bleau, a Canadian digital artist, and Nien Tzu Weng, a Taiwanese interdisciplinary dance artist.


Myriam Bleau
Unsculpt (2021)
Ancillary Glow (2021)

Nien Tzu Weng
Sent.d.iments (2023)
She’s Late // A Circus Show (2023)
Honey Time (2023)

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