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ATSA (Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable) Montreal, Canada

Talk, Screening, Performance.

Presented by grunt gallery
grunt gallery, 350 East 2nd Ave.


Screening Location:
October 14, 2007 7–9 p.m.
On Hastings Street in front of Centre A

ATSA will be screening screen videos of the their ongoing Project State of Emergency in an alley in the DTES. State of Emergency is a week long camp for the homeless in Montreal they have produced annually since 2002. Annie and Pierre will use the event to meet and confer on the collaboration they will produce during the summer and fall of 2008. The resultant work will be presented in 2009 as part of the PUSH festival.

ATSA (Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable) is an organism founded in 1997 by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy to create so-called urban interventions: installations, performances and realistic stagings bearing witness to the various social and environmental aberrations which preoccupy the two artists. Their works investigate and transform the urban landscape and restore the citizen?s place in the public realm, depicting it as a political space open to discussion and societal debates. ATSA promotes an open, active and responsible vision of artists as citizens contributing to the sustainable development of their society.