Montreal, Canada, 2011-12-04 -
souk: the comeback. After a year of renovations, the Society for Arts and Technology |SAT| will once again open its doors for take 8 of the souk @ sat from Friday 8 to Sunday 11, December 2011.
A public meeting place souk@sat is THE place where creators and the public meet up around an abundance of MADE IN MONTREAL contemporary creations. Since 2003, between 6,000 and 8,000 visitors converge here each year.
Apartment and togetherness The founder of souk @ sat—Azamit—and the co-founder and advisor—Bruno Ricciardi-Rigault—and their selection committee gather close to a 100 artists/designers and other hybrid creators in the open space of the |SAT|, transformed for the occasion into a huge apartment-loft. The |SAT|’s facelift has allowed for a new set-up this year.
Mercado creativo Come and discover a new-style and ephemeral “supermarket” under one roof where creativity and originality are the keywords. Whatever your age, whatever your needs, and whatever your means the souk @ sat is the ideal place to find that special gift for the holiday season or your home: decorative objects, accessories, clothing, delicacies, toys, books etc.
Foodlab: regional and territorial produce On the upper floor of the |SAT|, get a taste of the new Foodlab and its Market initiated by Frédéric Gauthier. The two house chefs— Seth Gabrielse and Michelle Marek—prepare regional produce to be savoured onsite or for take out in this combined restaurant and exploratory research lab. An innovation for your taste buds. Mouthwatering regional and territorial produce from Québec abound in this 21st century style Christmas delicatessen.
Buy locally, shop eco-responsibly At the souk @ sat you will discover a multitude of original creations and have the opportunity to meet its makers, who are living proof that Montréal is truly a cultural Metropolis where creativity and design are front and centre. For information and links to the souk @ sat – take 8 participants: www.souk.sat.qc.ca.
Definition souk @ sat [sook at sat] n. – 2003, hybrid term 1. Bazaar organized in a loft-style space, where one can find a multitude of contemporary creations by Montrealers. 2. An ideal place to find original, stylish, clever gifts in a colourful atmosphere.
Founders In 2003, Azamit and Bruno Ricciardi-Rigault founded the souk @ sat. Azamit is one of the most sought-after and respected stylist and art directors in the country. She is active in the fashion and design domain. Bruno Ricciardi-Rigault acts as a counselor for the souk @ sat and has been shaking-up the famed Laïka for the more than 10 years. He was producer-booker of the SAT Space from 2000 to 2004. Each year the souk organizers invite representatives from the cultural milieu to sit on the selection committee of participating of creators.
SAT For over 15 years Society for arts and technology |SAT|, a creation and research centre, has been dedicated to research and creation, production, education, and the dissemination of digital culture. With the Sensorium, the |SAT| now houses the world’s first permanent immersive theatre dedicated to artistic creation and 360° visualization activities: the Satosphere; a terrace and culinary creation lab: the FoodLab with its reputed chefs and young recruits. The spectator is now in the centre of an experience in which artistic propositions appeal to all the senses.
When Friday, December 9, 2011 – noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2011 – noon to 9 p.m. Sunday December 11, 2011 – noon to 5 p.m.
Where Society for Arts and Technology |SAT| 1201, boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal (Québec) Canada (between René-Lévesque and Sainte-Catherine)