Milieux associés is a permutational and performative installation linking art, technology and residual matter. Consisting of video, a swirling membrane, proximity and movement sensors, digital drawing, tactile and immersive sound, it also spills out onto the street at night as an evening projection on the windows of the Phi Centre seen from St-Paul Street. The work explores the relationship of humans to hidden and neglected materialities that still hold capacity for transformation.
Related special event: Sub-matter, a selection of experimental, documentary and industrial short films, film excerpts, audio pieces, and fragments of text
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gisèle Trudel, artist, and Stéphane Claude, electronic composer, founded the artist research unit Ælab in 1996. In addition to their collaborative projects, Stéphane Claude is head of the Audio sector at Oboro as well as a consultant for a variety of infrastructure, audio environments and creation projects. Gisèle Trudel is a Professor at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and is the Co-Director of Hexagram | CIAM.
Gisèle Trudel, Michel Boulanger and Thomas Corriveau founded Grupmuv in 2008, the research-creation laboratory for drawing and the moving image.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ARTS BIENNIAL
The International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN) is a major exhibition featuring vernissages and special events, which takes you on an artistic journey dedicated to digital art, by bringing together Montréal's leading contemporary creation spaces.
This second edition, to be held from May 1 to June 19, 2014, is dedicated to the theme of PHYSICAL/ITÉ. The works presented intensify the multisensory experience of the body, explore its hidden or forgotten potentiality and question the tension or harmony between perception and cognition to generate an intimate dialogue between fact and fiction.
The BIAN is part of the Printemps Numérique 2014, an initiative of the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal.