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2Fik court la chasse-galerie

2 Fik

For three days in a row 2Fik will transform the Place des Festivals into a huge outdoor photo studio as he reconstructs the legendary Chasse-galerie using his cast of colourful characters. Kitsch, queer, trad.


I is Someone Else

What if newcomers had to sell their soul to the devil just to move here? The director, model, performer and photographer 2Fik asks this irreverent question of the diverse, complex, plural community he intends to have climb aboard a canoe for an outlandish photo session. The traditional loggers of the mythical Chasse-galerie (The Flying Canoe) are metamorphosed into immigrants as the multidisciplinary artist blows brisk gusts of zaniness over questions of identity. Kitsch, queer, trad.

For three days in a row 2Fik will transform the Place des Festivals into a huge outdoor photo studio. On the first day he will assemble his set and costumes and prepare for the photo session. On the second day he will embody and immortalize the array of characters he has developed over the years, his fantasized alter egos — men and women, Arabs, individuals from both France and Quebec, Muslims, Catholics, atheists. On the third day he will complete a photo montage of his audaciously reimagined Chasse-galerie. An extraordinary event accessible to one and all. Warning: artist at work.


Produced by 2Fik
Concept 2Fik
Based on La Chasse-galerie by Honoré Beaugrand
Performed by 2Fik
Costume design 2Fik
Photographer assistant Lateef
Costume assistant Miss Assia

Image 2Fik Based on La Chasse-galerie by Henri Julien Photo MNBAQ – Patrick Altman Description 1892 – Encre – craie gouache et lavis sur papier – 30,4 x 47,5 cm – collection Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Featuring 2Fik + La Chasse-galerie

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques
Presented by Quartier des spectacles + Fugues

Premiered at FTA, Montreal, May 28, 2016


© Richard Rhyme

2 Fik (Montreal)
2Fik Or Not 2Fik

Born in France to Moroccan parents, the multidisciplinary artist 2Fik moved to Montreal in 2003, where he concentrates on photography that integrates performance art and video.

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