Simon Dumas – Rhizome (Qc)

Simon Dumas – Rhizome (Qc)

Chœur(s) (belgian premiere)

Bringing together 18 poets / performers and Belgian and Quebec sound artists, Chœur(s) — machine à présences poétiques is an interactive video installation whose heart is made of poetry. People stand in the center of a dark room. It is not possible at first glance to determine how many persons there are exactly.

Some stand behind others. Walking around the room, it is possible to count nine. Nine men and women standing in the center of the space, turned outward, call the visitor with poetry. Nine poets, each accompanied by an invisible sound artist, whose vibrations travel at thirteen corners of the room.

Credits: Annie Lafleur, Meriol Lehmann, Josée Marcotte, Miriane Rouillard, Marc-Antoine K. Phaneuf, Simon Elmaleh, Alexis Lussier, Mathieu Campagna, Hervé Bouchard, Stephan Ink, Jean-Marc Desgent, Gauthier Keyaerts, Sebastian Dicenaire, Martin Tétreault, Werner Moron, Érick d’Orion, Simon Dumas, Philippe Franck.

Production : Rhizome in co-production with Transcultures.

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Simon Dumas - Rhizome

While Simon Dumas studied literature at Laval University in 2000, he co-founded Rhizome, an organization dedicated to research and creation in the field of literary expression out of the book. Therefore, he heads the artistic direction. Within this NPO, he presented interdisciplinary performances of poetry in digital arts festivals in Europe such as “Atomes” at the Belgian festival Transnumériques (Brussels, 2008), “Para quedar / to remain human” at Bains numériques festival (Paris, 2010) and “transatlantic duos”, co-produced by Transcultures, at City Sonic festival (Mons, 2013). Concerning “The fall for the piano”, he co-wrote the text, co-designed the staging and designed the interactive video device scenography – presented in Quebec, at l’Escale du livre (Bordeaux) and at Mois Multi – a coproduction of Rhizome and d’éclats (Bordeaux).

In addition to the productions he has directed for Rhizome, Simon Dumas has carried out personal projects: three shows which Fade out, an installation, Choir(s), and a short film, Projections, which was presented to Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in 2011. All these projects were based on literary premises.


  • Manège de Sury
  • 1 Rue des Droits de L’Homme, Mons
  • 27.11 > 12.12.2015
  • 12:00 > 18:00
  • closed on Mondays