Glimmer. Performance by Sophie Trudeau and Michaela Grill

Michaela Grill & Sophie Trudeau, Glimmer, performance at VOX, September 3rd, 2020.

Photo: Geneviève Marcil

Michaela Grill and Sophie Trudeau, still, Glimmer, 2020.

Performance at VOX

On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Admission is free, but seats are limited
Reservation required

Reservation required at The performance will take place in the exhibition room. A seat will be assigned to each participant in accordance with applicable public health measures.

In the context of the exhibition The Musical Years: 1920–2020, VOX is pleased and proud to present Glimmer. For this original performance, musician Sophie Trudeau and video artist Michaela Grill are partnering to create a specific work that will blend sound experimentations with archival documentary and scientific films from the 1920s. Their visual and musical interpretations—guided by their sensory experience of the relationship between images and sound—will be executed live, on the spot


A glimpse of the performance of September 3. Recording and editing: Philippe Leonard

View the teaser here

View the digital version of Glimmer

Following the presentation of Glimmer on September 3rd in our exhibition space, the artists and VOX are pleased to share a digital version of this event.

View the digital version of Glimmer here

Michaela Grill studied in Vienna, Glasgow, and London (Goldsmith College). Since 1999, she has made various film and video works, installations and live visuals. Her work has been exhibited internationally in several institutions, including the MoMA, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Barcelona; the ICA, London; and screened in numerous cinematheques. Her videos were showed at over 150 festivals worldwide. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Artist Award of the Austrian Ministry of Art & Culture (2010).

Sophie Trudeau is a member of the acclaimed band Godspeed You! Black Emperor, known for their legendary concerts and cinematic music. Trudeau has worked with visual artists on many occasions, and her music has been featured on several soundtracks. She worked notably with American filmmaker Jem Cohen on his performance WE HAVE AN ANCHOR, which was presented at EMPAC in New York and at the Barbican in London. Recently, her collaboration with filmmaker Michaela Grill has taken her to perform at international film festivals in Barcelona (L’Alternativa) and Ann Arbor.

Mette Rasmussen, saxophone (Glimmer).

Timothy Herzog, technical advisor (les marges du silence/ghosts along the way).



The Musical Years: 1920–2020
2020.08.18 - 2020.10.31

This exhibition will examine a fundamental cultural phenomenon of the last century: the relationship between images and music. Contemporary artists and directors will be featured alongside artists and filmmakers of the avant-garde in a circuit including a silent film with added sound, experimental and animation films, music videos, as well as performances…

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