y2o_ in situ / CENTRE PHI du 6 février au 7 mars 2015

From February 2nd to March 7th


Marvel at this six-screen feat of visual storytelling!


The Phi Centre is proud to present y2o, a highly evocative six-screen film installation by media artist, photographer and director Dominique T Skoltz on an uninterrupted, six-screen loop in the second floor Elevation space. Since having its world premiere at the Festival du nouveau cinéma in 2013, y2o has screened around the world and won countless prizes, including Best Experimental Film honours at the 67th Yorkton Film Festival (Yorkton, SK) and the PRIM prize at the 2014 Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois/Prends ça court event. Having been showcased far and wide on the international media arts circuit, at events such as the Venice Biennale, Transmediale (Berlin), Sonar (Barcelona), and MUTEK (Canada, Mexico, China), the Phi Centre now gets the chance to shine a spotlight on Skoltz’s brand of mutant cinema, which falls into the cracks between genres.


Navigating troubled waters between suffocation and exaltation, consummation and relinquishment, yes and no, from both under the skin and on its surface, y2o explores a love on the verge of drifting. The film installation, which pairs host/actress Vanessa Pilon with composer/dancer Jacques Poulin-Denis, features glimpses of bodies in motion, submerged in water, as two inner worlds start to collide, suspended outside the real in an elastic space-time. y2o finds its rhythm in the intimate, the treacherous territory where we unceasingly hesitate between what we conceal from the other’s gaze and what we choose to reveal.



y2o trailer: https://vimeo.com/79417734



From Monday, February 2 to Saturday, March 7, 2015

Where: Phi Centre’s Elevation 2 space (2nd floor)

Free admission

Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 10 AM to 5 PM / Saturday - 12PM - 5 PM


y2ofilm.com | facebook.com/Y2ofilm | skoltz.com

For more information, visit centre-phi.com



About Dominique T Skoltz

Dominique T Skoltz’s polymorphous work carries an immediately discernable signature. Whatever her avatar, we recognize the lively, sensitive gaze, which is most often turned on the invisible and is fascinated by the intersections between hyper-control and breakdown, and the intimate and the clinical. She has created numerous installations, performances and films that delve into the organic relationship between sound and image, as half of skoltz_kolgen, in collaboration with Herman Kolgen.


Skoltz’s current work continues to manipulate organic matter as readily as digital. Her practice simultaneously occupies numerous territories with porous borders: the photocinetic, animation, performance, installation, sound art and music videos. Her synergistic practice, which questions the elasticity of time and fiddles with perception, is articulated between accident and intent.



About the Phi Centre
The Phi Centre is a versatile space with venues that adapt to accommodate the event at hand: launches, conferences, seminars, screenings, exhibitions, concerts, performances, interactive installations. It has creative studios and production suites equipped with the latest technology for all artistic needs. It’s a multifunctional centre where art can express itself in its various forms. It’s a space where people can exchange, learn, discover, launch, shoot, record, and more.


The Phi Centre is an initiative of Phi and its founder, Phoebe Greenberg. Phi’s mission is to provide the public with excellence in all types of art from every possible horizon. Phi is also at the head of three of the most dynamic entities in the art world: Phi-Music, Phi-Films and Phi-Creation.






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Public relations:

Myriam Achard

Director of Public Relations and Development

Tel.: 514 844-7474, extension 5104  machard@centre-phi.com

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y2o {DISTILLÉ} - en plein air à Montréal

Dans le cadre de "CINÉMA URBAIN À LA BELLE ÉTOILE'' une initiative de la S.A.T. Prends ça court! présente QUÉBEC GOLD le 22 juillet prochain dans le parc de la Paix (en face du Monument-National) dès 21h et c'est gratuit! Au programme : LA COUPE de Geneviève Dulude-Decelles, ÉCLAT DU JOUR de Ian Lagarde, MÉMORABLE MOI de Jean-François Asselin, BERNARD LE GRAND de Philippe Lupien et Marie-Hélène Viens, NEVERMIND de Jean-Marc E. Roy, THE CHAPERONE de Fraser Munden et Neil Rathbone, TOUTES DES CONNES de François Jaros, y2o DISTILLED de Dominique T. Skoltz et QUELQU'UN D'EXTRAORDINAIRE de Monia Chokri. Enjoy!