I am from Reykjavik | FTA

I am from Reykjavik | FTA

Saturday, Jun 1 , 11 p.m. to Tuesday, Jun 4 , 6 p.m.

From May 22 to June 5, 2024, the 18th edition of Festival TransAmériques (FTA) will immerse audiences in a unique sensory and artistic experience!

A woman builds a small house in a public space. Four strokes of paint sprayed on the asphalt form a square in the middle of the city. For seven straight hours, these marked boundaries will be the scene of an unusual encounter. Surrounded by plants, a framed family photo, a cup of tea ready to be made, and maybe some music, slowly and calmly, Sonia Hughes sets up a space for herself. I am from Reykjavik is part sculpture, part ceremony, part protest. 

Where do you come from? What brings you here? What makes up your home? Simple as they may be, Sonia Hughes’ questions can seem almost impudent. Her performances, often involving some kind of participation, address identity through an open-ended, conversational approach. Poetic and unpretentious, her works are there to connect people.

Photo credit: Solomon Hughes


Event locations: 

  • June 1: Lafontaine Park (Plateau−Mont-Royal)
    Between the lake and the Calixa-Lavallée Cultural Centre
  • June 2: Morgan Park (Mercier−Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
  • June 4: Forecourt of the Piscine Saint-Denis (Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie)

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Date and Time

Saturday, Jun 1 , 11 p.m. to Tuesday, Jun 4 , 6 p.m.

Event Registration

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://fta.ca/en/event/i-am-from-reykjavik/ →


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