KALYX is an interdisciplinary performance and creative exchange platform dedicated to creating interactive arts events with a fluid and non-hierarchical structure.
It was created in Montréal in 2014 in response to a shared feeling of frustration with single-discipline focused performance modes that prioritize self-characterization and competitive thinking at the expense of fertile creative exchange, interpersonal engagement and interactivity.
To bridge a divide between fruitful artistic communities within and without the Montréal university arts sphere, and to provide an opportunity for creative exchange between emerging and established artists, KALYX defined an arts event structure around the expressive use and cohabitation of spaces.
Believing in the capacity of art to act as a border-breaker, KALYX events seek to displace artists from structures that inhibit free collaboration and that prize perfectionism, instead framing play, process, and public improvisation as a mode of authentic, expressive performance.
Not-for-profit, open-call events presented by KALYX have provided a collaborative performance platform, installation space, and networking environment for more than 150 emerging and established artists across disciplines.