Sonya Stefan

Director|Lead Camera Sonya Stefan 

2nd Camera Vitalyi Bulychev



4 - 7 décembre 2019 | Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts - Première mondiale / World première 20 novembre 2019, Grand Théâtre de Québec. Chorégraphie et direction / Choreography and direction Dana Gingras. Producteur exécutif / Executive Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV. En coproduction avec / Coproduced by Animals of Distinction. Créée avec et interprétée par / Created and performed by Robert Abubo, Léna Demnati, Stacey Désilier, Caroline Gravel, Louise Michel Jackson, Justin de Luna, Mark Medrano, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Koliane Rochon-Prom Tep, Lexi Vajda. Merci aux interprètes qui ont fait partie intégrante du processus de création / A special thank you to the dancers who were an integral part of the creation process Ellen Furey, Esther Rousseau-Morin, Paige Culley. Concept visuel et scénographie / Visual concept and set design United Visual Artists. Musique en direct / Live music Fly Pan Am. Enregistrement de terrain / Field recording Dave Bryant. Dramaturgie / Dramaturgy Ruth Little. Assistante de la chorégraphe et répétitrice / Choreographer’s Assistant and Rehearsal Director Sarah Williams. Costumes Sandra Richefort. Vidéo Sonya Stefan. Productrice et agente / Producer and Agent Sarah Rogers. Régisseuse de scène / Stage Manager Mylène Caya. Directrice de tournée / Touring Director Dominique Sarrazin. Directeur technique / Technical Director Jean-François Piché. Sonorisateur / Sound Technician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh. Développé avec le soutien du Fonds national de création du Centre national des Arts. / Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund. Coproduction Danse Danse (Montréal), Sydney Festival, CTM Festival (Berlin) & PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver). Résidences de création / Creative residencies Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV, Place des Arts.

Stephanie Castonguay (Perte de Signal) 

Sonya Stefan (Ibrida*Pluri)


Stephanie and Sonya take apart a LCD monitor and reveal the sandwich-like layers of its' guts. They demonstrate the materiality of the liquid crystal display and the polarizer filters to manifest visual information, while the sound echos a dialogue between the obsolete and actual technologies.

Stephanie et Sonya désassemblent un écran LCD pour révéler ses diverses couches en sandwich, montrant ses tripes. Elles démontrent le dispositif de cristal liquide et les filtres polarisant a travers lesquels l'information visuel et le son, tel un dialogue entre passé et présent, font écho aux technologies obseletes et actuelles.


A stream of consciousness in which layers, mistakes, and deterioration embrace leaps in thought. A dream during which the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming, perceived as a continuous flow of impulses.


16mm | Sonya Stefan

Sound | Joni Void

Contact Printing | Stefanie Weberfhofer + Sonya Stefan

Transfer |Teagan Lance




Video | Guillaume Vallée + Sonya Stefan

Music | Dada Centauri  | Whitney Ota + Andrew Hume

Weird Canada


Presented October 3rd | 2014

El Cine Es Otra Cosa

Buenos Aires | Argentina




Audio Visual album American Trance by Data Slum

35mm film | Feedback | Sonya Stefan


Mise en Abyme


For their MUTEK debut, Joni Void and Sonya Stefan turn Mise en Abyme into a visual performance of the album, in which both artists are equipped with digital and 16mm film projectors, crystals, water and other objects to refract and effect the filmic material into abstract visuals and organic textures, broadcasting the personal transmissions at its centre.







Leading up to a series of Japanese tour dates, Joni Void is sharing a new video for the song “Non-Dit.” Created, performed, and shot by Jean Cousin (aka Joni Void) alongside frequent collaborator Sonya Stefan, the video draws inspiration from Joni Void’s riveting live show while highlighting Stefan’s beautifully gauzy, dream-like visual aesthetic. In the artists’ own words:
“The visual worlds of video artist Sonya Stefan and Joni Void collide for Mise En Abyme, as her experimental 16mm films meet the glass-effected projections from JV’s live performances, combined here to form a multi-layered “screen in a screen in a screen” music video for “Non-Dit.” Naomie de Lorimier (aka N NAO) prepares bouquets in a trance-like state, and performs vocal loops, while Sonya & Joni smudge the digital video with light-works and shots of flowers from two 16mm projectors, with crystals, glass and water placed in front.”

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