Anna Eyler & Nicolas Lapointe
The collaborative practice of artists Anna Eyler and Nicolas Lapointe is based on an investigation of the web environments and computer-generated worlds associated with video games and immersive technologies. Combining digital art and sculpture, their interdisciplinary approach is inspired by the similarities and correspondences that can be made between simulated realities and real life. Interested in how digital objects influence daily life and how the technological imaginary is expressed, they explore their communicational and relational potential by appropriating the language of computer programs. In recent years, the duo has participated in local and international residencies such as the artist-run centre Verticale (Laval, 2018) and Bòlit: Centre d’Art Contemporani (Catalonia, 2019). Most recently, their work was presented at Galerie AVE (Montreal, 2019), Re-Envision Film Festival (UK, 2019), and Artist Project (Toronto, 2020).
Anna Eyler is currently an MFA candidate at Concordia University. A multidisciplinary artist (digital art, sculpture, and performance), her artistic research focuses on the digital environment and its impact on the experience of the natural world. Combining sculpture and 3D modelling, her work explores the materiality of binary code and the connections between them and the real world. She has received several awards for the excellence of her academic and artistic research, including the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2017), the Desjardins Academic Scholarship (2018), and the Emerging Digital Artists Award (2018). She has also been the coordinator for the Textile & Materiality Research Cluster at Concordia University since 2017.
Nicolas Lapointe is a multidisciplinary artist (sculpture, digital arts and installation) who is currently completing a Master of Fine Arts at Concordia University. His research interests focus on the inscription of the spiritual and the anthropomorphic in contemporary technologies. Drawing on the symbolic nature of computer and scientific language, her artistic practice relates the reciprocal links between artificial and natural objects. He is the recipient of the FQRSC graduate scholarship as well as the Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Arts scholarship.