Installation and media art


ISEA2014 - Location.
20th International Symposium on Electronic Art.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
October 30th to November 8th 2014.

FILE - Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica.
FIESP Cultural Center. São Paulo, Brazil.
August 25th to October 5th 2014.

Lives and Times of the Plateau
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
October 23rd 2013 to January 4th 2015.

Past events

Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna Residency.
Supported by the CCA and CALQ.
Reykjavík, Iceland.
August 2014.

Trace(s) - Festival des arts numériques.
Centre d'art rhodanien Saint-Maur, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France.
May 15th to June 4th 2014.

Papilles et pixels.
Montreal Science Centre. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
May 15th 2014.

Dérive at Électrochoc 9.
Halle Grenette, Bourgoin-Jallieu, France.
April 3rd to 12th 2014.

BorderBody - Mixing Identities
MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico. Almeria, Spain.
February 7th and 21st 2014.

BorderBody - Mixing Identities
Palazzo Barone Ferrara. Bari, Italy.
February 13th to 21st 2014.

The Wrong - The New Digital Art Biennale
Homeostasis Lab
November 1st 2013 to January 31st 2014.

Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre. Shown as part of the 27th edition of the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA). Thanks to the Canada Cousil for the Arts for its support.
Galerie Sans Nom.
Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada.
November 15th to December 20th 2013.

Show OFF
Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France.
October 21st to 23rd 2013.

Avatar's 40 000 ans Electronic Publication.
Available September 21st 2013 on the iTune Store and on the web. It features a text by Nathalie Bachand about Dérive.

Liminal Spaces curating for Espace [IM] Média 2013.
I've had the pleasure to invite and work with Isabelle Hayeur, Nelly-Ève Rajotte, Aram Bartholl and Niklas Roy for the 4th edition of Espace [IM] Média 2013, a biennal event dedicated to media art and digital culture. Their interventions will be shown throughout Sherbrooke (QC, Canada) from July 31 to August 2013.
More info and documentation can be found here.

Artwork for the album Neuroplanets, a project by sound artist and musician Novi_sad in collaboration with BJ Nilsen, Daniel Menche, Francisco López and Mika Vainio.

Defrost at Festival internacional de la imagen.
Centro Cultural y de Convenciones Teatro los Fundadores. Manizales, Colombia.
April 15th to 19th 2013.

Dérive at Mois Multi 14
Avatar, Quebec city (Quebec, Canada).
February 15th to 28th 2013, from 12PM to 6PM.
Opening February 14th 2013 at 6PM.

Dérive at ISEA2012 Albuquerque : Machine Wilderness
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (New Mexico, USA).
September 19th 2012 to January 6th 2013.

ISEA2012 review by THE Magazine (Santa Fe, NM).
ISEA2012 review by The Institute of Creative Technologies.
Interview with Larry Heard, Temporary Art Review.
KASA TV coverage of ISEA2012 at the Albuquerque Museum.

Artist in residence at Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo, Brazil).
Collaboration between MIS, Avatar, la Bande Vidéo and La chambre blanche.
November and December 2012.

Artist in residence at Avatar (Quebec city, QC, Canada).
November 2012.

Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre.
Espace Cercle Carré (Montreal, QC, Canada).
November 1st to 24th 2012.

Géographies variables
Group exhibition at Beenox Building (305 boul. Charest Est, 9th floor, Quebec city, QC, Canada).
October 19th to November 11th 2012.

Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre.
Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville (Drummondville, QC, Canada).
September 4th to October 21st 2012.

Dérivées locales
Perte de Signal's Confluence exhibition at Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal, Canada) from May 3rd to June 2nd 2012. In collaboration with the International Digital Arts Biennial.

Dérive at Art Rock festival (Saint-Brieuc, France)
May 22nd to 28th 2012.

Dérive at Bouillants #4 // Frontières (Vern-sur-Seiche, France)
April 21st to May 20th 2012.

Presentation at the International Marketplace for Digital Arts.
Cinémathèque québécoise - Fernand-Séguin Theatre (Montreal, Canada).
May 4th 2012 at 3 PM.

Solo exhibition at Galerie Verticale (Laval, Canada).
March 24th to April 28th 2012.
Presentation April 28th at noon organized in collaboration with the International Digital Arts Biennial.

Sabord magazine. March 2012 - no 91, Surveillance
Article by Annie Hudon Laroche about Chronoscopies and Dérive (in French).

Art Souterrain 2012
Montreal Central Station (Montreal, Canada).
February 25th to March 11th 2012.

Artist in residence at AADN (Lyon, France).
October 31st to November 23rd 2011.

Presentation of Dérive and of my residency's work in progress.
Salle des Rancy. 249 Vendôme, Lyon.
November 11th and 12th 2011.

Les éditions esse contemporary art benefit auction.
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Montreal, Canada).
November 17th 2011 at 6 PM.

Interstices - Coefficients d'intimité / Amplified Intimacies
Publication Launch at OBORO (Montreal, Canada).
November 10 2011.

Dérive at Espace [im] média
Outdoor interactive screen near the Marché de la Gare in Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada). From September 6 to 18 2011, 7h30 PM to midnight.

Artist in residence at Sporobole (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada), summer 2011.

L'atomisation du temps
Solo exhibition at Occurrence (5277 avenue du Parc, Montreal).
May 7th to June 18th 2011.
Presented in collaboration with Elektra.


Enlisement, photographies, 2013.

Points de repère

Points de repère, 2013.
3D animation with sound.
6 min. 5 sec. loop.

Points de repère is a poetic visualization and sonification of one year on the Plateau-Mont-Royal, a borough of the city of Montreal in Canada. Similarly to a satellite, a virtual camera gravitates around a point cloud of the Plateau that was built through a photo-based 3D scanning process. Environmental data such as temperature, humidity, rain, snow and air pollution, measured by sensors and weather stations are sonified and determine how the 3D model is displayed. Data collected between September first 2012 and 2013 transform the space at a rate of one day per second as we make a 360 degrees revolution around it. By putting into play the Plateau's fluctuating environmental conditions with its architecture, infrastructures and geography, this digital archaeology simultaneously reveals and dissimulates information about the location.

Environmental data determine the following aspects of the 3D point cloud and were used to generate the soundtrack through a sound synthesis process.
Length of day : Point size
Temperature : Point color values
Humidity : Point sharpness
Visibility and air quality : Depth of field parameters
Wind and precipitation : Point displacements
Atmospheric pressure : Vertical axis of the camera

Part of the exhibition Lives and Times of the Plateau, presented at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. Thanks to Pointe-à-Callière, Daniel Canty and Multiple.


Le Plateau s'invite au musée Pointe-à-Callière avec l'exposition «Vies de Plateau». Article by Ismaël Houdassine. Huffington Post. October 24th 2013.

Vies de Plateau: un quartier «chef de file». Article by Éric Clément. La Presse. October 21st 2013.

Pointe-à-Callière looks at the Lives and Times of the Plateau. Article by Robyn Fadden. Tourisme Montréal, October 30th 2013.


Artwork for the album Neuroplanets by sound artist and musician Novi_sad.

Neuroplanets is a project directed by Novi_sad that explores the aesthetics of information on sound. Initially based on multiple ways of audio analysis in rare sonic phenomena taking place on other planets, it has been developed and executed by applying data and numerical elements from neurosciences, on tracks commissioned from BJ Nilsen, Daniel Menche, Francisco López and Mika Vainio.

Neuroplanets on Novi_sad's web site.
Neuroplanets on Sub Rosa's web site.
Audio and review on Boomkat.
Audio and review on Juno.