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D. Kimm

D. Kimm is an interdisciplinary artist, poet, performer, producer, director, and the current Artistic Director of the creative/production company Les Filles électriques and the Phénomena Festival. She has made her mark through her avant-gardist and playful approach as well as her risk-taking and artisanal appropriation of new technologies.

She has published four collections of poetry including La Suite mongole (book/CD-ROM, Planète rebelle, 2001) and made the CD Le Silence des hommes in collaboration with guitarist Bernard Falaise. Her “spoken noise” duo Mankind (with performer Alexis O’Hara) has appeared at various festivals throughout Canada (Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Edgy Women, Suoni Per Il Popolo) and overseas (Poesie Berlin Festival in Germany, Donau in Austria, Musique Action et Montevideo in France). The duo’s first CD, titled Ice Machine, came out in 2009 on the Ambiances Magnétiques label. D. Kimm has also made three short films: En attendant Corto Maltese (2007); Si tu veux me garder, tu dois t’éloigner (2008) in partnership with the late Patrice Duhamel; and Mlle Clara dompteuse de lapins (2010) in collaboration with Brigitte Henry. All three screened at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.

Since 2009, she has devoted herself to new forms of live entertainment. Her interdisciplinary show La Mariée perpétuelle was presented in Montreal and was taken on tour in Spain. More recently, La Mythologie expliquée (par les tableaux vivants) was presented in Montreal (2013) and Quebec City (2014). Active for over 27 years, D. Kimm has directed and staged nearly fifty live shows and has collaborated with hundreds of artists from all disciplines.

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