Ying Yang Ladies

Once upon a time, musician Myléna Bergeron (Ying) merged with photographer Caroline Hayeur (Yang) and the Ying Yang Ladies were born. Their sculpted and remixed art forms unite to create mini-narratives that resemble a cross between poetry and documentaries. . The result is a collection of unique and dreamlike music videos. The duo appeared for the first time at the MUTEK festival in 2003. Since then, their visual and auditory explorations have multiplied. In Montreal, they opened the exhibit Mes Nuits Blanches at the Centre d’Art et de Diffusion Clark. Chile saw them at the first edition of the festival MUTEK.CL. They also graced Baltimore with their presence at the 2004 Once Twice Festival of Sound and Video Art. Their video Chronopée was chosen for the program Le bruit des choses. (The sound of things). The group tackled urban themes for the first time at Liane and Danny Taran Gallery of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts. In May of 2006, as artists-in-residence at the Shanghai MoMA, they undertook a project called Mapping Territories. “Our goal was to map the city in sounds and images while creating a personal and social portrait of Shanghai’s transformations.” From this vision evolved Mapping Territories: A Shangua Story. The project waspresented at Duolun’s Moma, at Montreal’s Chinese Culture and Community Centre in 2006 and during Nuit Blanc and at the HTMLLES8 festival in 2007. It also appeared in Newfoundland at the 19th St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival in 2008, as well as in Montpellier, France at the Domaine D’O, in 2009. Following the FVA’s enthusiastic invitation, the ladies’ new project Dans la forêt 2: Plus on avance, plus le bois est grand (Into the Woods 2: The further we go, the thicker the trees) will be performed for the first time.

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