A traveling, interdisciplinary exhibit exploring the evolution of the techno scene and its influence on modern pop culture has opened in Montreal.
Titled Techno Worlds, the organizers bill the exhibit as “a three-part pathway to discover” taking place at two venues: the PHI Centre, an arts and culture venue, and the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), which will host an exploration of rave culture. The exhibit started May 13th and will run through June 19th.
Techno worlds features photo, video, and installation works by artists such as Chicks on Speed, Abdul Qadim Haqq, and others. According to a press release, organizers want to explore “the areas of tension between underground and mainstream, politics and commerce, [and] space and time.”
A show featuring influential Amsterdam-based DJ Lena Willikins, Kris Guilty, and Gene Tellem is scheduled at the SAT on May 27th. On June 7th, the PHI Centre will screen a documentary chronicling the evolution of German electronic dance music titled If I Think of Germany at Night.
German musicians Mathilde Weh and Justin Hoffman alongside Berlin’s Creamcake group organized the exhibition. It is currently traveling around the globe, with stops in Houston, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles planned before the end of 2022. It will also visit Mexico City, Montevideo, São Paulo, and Warsaw next year.