L1001S: the title of this endemic and pagan oratorio. A section of Montreal’s cemetery still under construction. In English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Instrument for a techno beat: a woman’s nose, also used as a symbol of freedom from Muslim fundamentalism. Mine was put out of joint by a blow I received at an anti-fascist demonstration (Paris, France). Blood as a tool for an erotic transgression. This ritual, intended as an accompaniment to mourning, this virtual burial inspired by The Tibetan Book of the Dead, was created after I had the honour of giving a multimedia performance for orchestra conductor Véronique Lacroix (Ensemble Contemporaine de Montréal) in her rereading of John Cage. Her enormous talent and generosity led me to understand the desire to make heard all of the world’s sounds found in the composer’s works. So I agreed to be just a single voice within many universes.
My thanks to C. Vandendorpe, D. Bachand, Les Automates sur la plage, Louise Poissant and H. Fischer, Monique Jean, A-Louis Paré, Ambroise Vesac, Zineb, Marc Fournel, Alain.
Mother French Catalonian, father Provençal. Born in Morocco in 1964 and raised in Quebec. With a solid dramatic background - Conservatoire de Montréal, certificate in linguistics, Masters degree (UQAM) in the space of sound, studies in semiology and sculpture at Paris VIII – Pascale Malaterre has focused on performances, installations, radio operas, poetry, videos and, since 1995, cyberspace (interactive sites, performance sites, honing of cyber-feminist and anti-fascist strategies , electronic poetry, theoretic texts, juries). She was a finalist at Prix Italia in 1992 with Le Disque vert et ses clartés, directed by Hélène Provost of Radio-Canada. She also directed the Video and Multimedia section of the Festival du Cinéma québécois de Blois. Since 1996, her Ex-Votos have been cited in doctoral theses (CIAC 1998). Her Femme Cryptée site was the subject of a trial in France in 1997, following death threats made against the author at CICV-Centre Pierre Schaeffer, France.