AUDRÉE JUTEAU – L’Annexe-A | La Mystique informatique
Critically and playfully participating in the world of digital media and technology, mystic-informatic is born from our questioning the meaning of dance in the current digital context and in our endless fascination for the mushroom. In her book, The Mushroom at the End of the World, anthropologist Anna Lowerhaupt Tsing writes of the matsusake mushroom which grows in the ruins of capitalism, (landscapes devastated by exploitation), offering a glimmer of hope for the future of life on earth. Mystic-informatic uses this mushroom metaphorically to propose Dance as a resilient force capable of breathing new life into technological waste: slightly outdated technologies (computers, screens, cables, etc…) as well as new forms of interactive technologies generated by 3D printers (new waste) conceptualized by visual and digital artist Martin Beauregard. Through dance, technological materials are diverted from their primary functions to connect with the sensory and imaginative bodies. Mystic-informatic questions the place of dance and the living body in artistic practice today, and more broadly, our relationship to materiality in the digital age.
Born and raised in Abitibi, Audrée Juteau graduated in 2003 from LADMMI (now known as L’EDCM). A seasoned performer, she has danced for numerous choreographers and companies such as Katie Ward, Deborah Dunn, Estelle Clareton, Sonya Biernath, Aurélie Pedron and the Jean-Pierre Perreault Foundation for the farewell tour of Joe. A recipient of the David Kilburn prize in 2015, and the DanceWeb scholarship in 2010 from Jardin d’Europe – ImPlusTanz (Autriche), in 2016, she earned her master’s degree in contemporary dance from the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM). Drawn to the creative flux generated by multiple artistic voices in dialogue, Juteau choreographed her first works as a part of the collective The Choreographers. In 2012, she left to begin on her own choreographic practice exploring the porous membrane that separates life and performance with her works Poisson (2013), Youme (2013), Sam affecte (2015), and Les Strange strangers (2017. In 2018, she founded L’Annexe-A, an artist support organisation and creation centre located in the forest of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec.
Choreoraphic research: Audrée Juteau, Natalie-Zoey Gauld and Catherine Lavoie-Marcus, with invited artists: Ellen Furey, Eroca Nicols
Visual and digital artist: Martin Beauregard
Dramaturgy : Catherine Lavoie-Marcus