In situ project in 3 parts
Part 1 : production residency in the small gallery, February 16 to March 9.
Part 2 : multiprojection at night on the transluscent windows on Prince Street.
February 26 to March 5, 6pm to midnight. Launched during Nuit Blanche, February 26, 5pm to 5am.
Part 3 : in situ audiovisual installation in the small gallery, March 11 to April 10.
L’espace du milieu, reflexive emanations of the middle zone which supports life, between earth and sky. The middle (or centre or interval) operates multiples changes with what surrounds it. There also accumulates greenhouse gases, ionospheric manipulations of the weather, chemical and bacterial aerosols. The work is experiential, inflecting the vibrational activity of middle spaces, which include and exceed humans.
Multiprojection at night visible from outside on the transluscent windows on Prince Street. February 26 to March 5, 6pm to midnight. Launched during Nuit Blanche, February 26, 5pm to 5am. .
The multiprojection of 100 feet by 9 feet is an emanation from the interior of the building. 3D particules and colors play with orders of magnitude and scale. Their vibrational aspect provokes a « hole » in the urban landscape.
From March 10, the small gallery is recomposed into three physical zones with the same amount of hybrid immersive sound and olfactive environments. The fracture generates more interstitial spaces where video, projection screens, sensors and LED lights give way to a moiré treatment in slight transformation.
Project produced with the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Programme d’aide financière à la recherche-création de l’UQAM (PAFARC) and the Fonds société et culture (FQRSC). With the support of HexagramCIAM (UQAM), Grupmuv and OBORO. Collaborators : Jim Bell, Nancy Bussières, Philippe-Aubert Gauthier, Florian Grond, Laurent Lamarche, Simon Rolland.
Ælab is an artistic research unit initiated by Gisèle Trudel and Stéphane Claude in 1996. After several years of national and international presentations (New Plymouth, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Madrid, Rotterdam, Budapest, Paris, Beijing, Toronto, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Riga), they are showing this work for the first time in their hometown of Montréal. Stéphane Claude is a musician, mastering sound engineer and audio coordinator at Oboro. Gisèle Trudel is a media artist and professor at l'École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l'UQAM, research member of Grupmuv and HexagramUQAM.