Montreal, Canada, 2012-11-22 -
A public meeting place The souk @ sat is THE place where creators and the public gather 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 consultant Bruno Ricciardi-Rigault —and their selection committee bring together close to a 100 artists/designers and other hybrid creators at the SAT. The open space is laid out like an immense loft-apartment.
Mercado creativo Come and discover a new-style and ephemeral “supermarket” under one roof where creativity, originality and inventiveness are the guideline. 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 for your home: decorative objects, accessories, clothing, delicacies, toys, books etc.
Local produce from our land On the upper floor of the |SAT|, the Foodlab will follow up on last year’s success. The two house chefs—Seth Gabrielse et Michelle Marek—invite you to taste a traditional holiday season inspired Quebecois meal. An event that will, once again, be driven by innovative culinary practices from Quebec.
Moreover, a Market set up by Frédérc Gautheir will feature imaginative food producers who celebrate the use of local produce in the preparation of holiday meals.
Buy locally, shop eco-responsibly At the souk @ sat you will discover a multitude of original creations and have the opportunity to meet their creators, who are living proof that Montréal is truly a cultural Metropolis where creativity and design are front and centre.
Overheard “An audacious artistic concept” Étienne Côté – Paluck, Le Devoir, December 2009
“Trust me on this one, you simply can’t miss it! souk @ sat is a must when it comes to Montreal shopping and the ideal destination to find original, stylish and clever gift” Tamy Emma Pépin, Tourism Montreal, December 2009
“Quebecois design on a human scale. Discover environmentally friendly and sustainable gifts which are also bursting with style. Marie-Claude Lortie, La Presse, December 2011
Définition souk @ sat [sukatsat] n. m. – 2003, a hybrid, compound term. 1. Bazaar organized in a loft-style space, where one can find a multitude of contemporary creations by Montrealers. Syn.: an exotic market. 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 (www.azamit.ws) 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. She is the curator of the souk @ sat.
Bruno Ricciardi-Rigault is the acting consultant of the souk @ sat. He has been shaking-up the famed Laïka (www.laikamontreal.com) for the last 13 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 responsible for choosing the invited creators.
SAT For over 15 years , the 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 (3rd floor), the SAT now houses a restaurant : the FoodLab and the world’s first permanent immersive theatre dedicated to artistic creation and 360° visualization activities: the Satosphere.
The spectator is now in the centre of an experience in which artistic propositions appeal to all the senses.
When Friday, November 30: 12 PM to 9 PM Saturday, December 1: 12 PM to 9 PM Sunday, December 2: 12 PM to 6 PM
Where Société des arts technologiques |SAT| 1201, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal (Quebec) Canada