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Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville

Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville

Brion Gysin et Ian Sommerville Great Britain / Canada Great BritainBrion Gysin was a painter, writer, sound poet and performance artist born in England and raised in Edmonton (Canada). One of the most important artists of the twentieth century, he is perhaps best known for his “discovery” or “re-discovery” of the cut-up technique, developed by his friend, the novelist William S. Burroughs. Gysin travelled widely, living in Vancouver, Tangier, New...
Yann Farley

Yann Farley

Yann Farley  Sainte-Justine, Canada  Multidisciplinary artist Yann Farley made his mark in the art world more than 15 years ago. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Québec, including the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, the Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Galerie Horace (Sherbrooke), Musée Marius-Barbeau (Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce), the Centre national d’exposition de Jonquière, Atelier Silex (Trois-Rivières), the Centre d’art Moulin La Lorraine (Lac-Etchemin) and Art-Image...
Mounir Fatmi

Mounir Fatmi

Mounir FatmiTangier, Morocco / Paris, France Mounir Fatmi works and lives in both Tangier, his birthplace, and Paris. He has shown in several museums, including the Migros Museum (Zurich), Museum Kunst Palast (Dusseldorf), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) and Tate Modern (London). He has participated in several biennials, including those of Venice (2011 and 2007), Lyon (2009), Sharjah (2007), Seville and Dakar (both in 2006)...
Arthur Ganson

Arthur Ganson

Arthur Ganson Stoneham, États-Unis Arthur Ganson began making kinetic sculpture in 1977. Since receiving a BFA degree at the University of New Hampshire in 1978 his work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums in both the United States and Europe. He has held residencies at a number of institutions including the Exploratorium in San Francisco and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, where he has maintained an ongoing...
Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg  San Francisco/New York, USAReuben Lucius Goldberg (Rube Goldberg) was born in San Francisco in 1883 and died in 1970 in New York. A founding member of the National Cartoonists Society, a political cartoonist and a Pulitzer Prize winner, Rube Goldberg is best known for his “inventions.”, Rube’s early years as an engineer informed his most acclaimed work. A Rube Goldberg contraption – an elaborate set of arms, wheels,...
Louise Faure and Anne Julien

Louise Faure and Anne Julien

Louise Faure and Anne Julien Paris, France After studying literature, philosophy and film, Louise Faure began writing documentaries in 1990.  Anne Julien studied commerce and history before turning into film. The two work together regularly. They have directed Jardiniers de l’espace (2001), Les vins de pierre (2002), Le Monstre dans la forêt (2004) and Niki de Saint Phalle et Jean Tinguely – Les Bonnie and Clyde de l’art (2010). Le Monstre dans...
Joseph Herscher

Joseph Herscher

Joseph Herscher Brooklynn, USAJoseph Herscher makes kinetic installations. His videos have been viewed worldwide and have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times and numerous television shows. His work has been exhibited at the 2011 Venice Biennale. He has led workshops in Brooklyn, Boston, Venice and New Zealand, and lectured at Parsons New School For Design in New York City. Joseph Herscher’s work reminds us of the...
Marla Hlady

Marla Hlady

Marla Hlady Toronto, Canada Since 1990 Marla Hlady has been exhibiting extensively in Canada, the USA and Europe. Her multidisciplinary practice leads her to explore sound art, kinetic art, drawing and video. Hlady also collaborates with musicians, composers and other artists in the production of audio works, multiples and publications. An important selection of related site works have been collaboratively presented at Oakville Galleries (Canada) in 2011 and at Hallwalls Contemporary...
Manon Labrecque

Manon Labrecque

Manon Labrecque  Montréal, Canada Multidisciplanary artist Manon Labrecque trained in contemporary dance and visual art. She works in video  (single channel and installations), performance, drawing, photography, sculpture and kinetic and sound installations. Her work has been shown in Québec, Germany, Mexico and England. Shown at various festivals in Canada and abroad, her videos have been honoured at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (1998 and 2007). Les antigravitationnels (2012). Installations
Diane Obomsawin

Diane Obomsawin

Diane Obomsawin  Montréal, Canada  Of Abenaki origin, Diane Obomsawin pursued a career as a graphic artist in France for 20 years. Upon returning to Québec in 1983, she directed her attention toward painting, illustration and cartoons, studying film animation at Concordia University. She has made several award-winning films, including Ici par ici, an autobiographical account of her childhood. Since 1997, she has made six films with the National Film Board...
Stansfield/Hooykaas

Stansfield/Hooykaas

Stansfield/Hooykaas Amsterdam (Netherlands) Elsa Stansfield (Glasgow, Scotland, 1945; died in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2004) and Madelon Hooykaas (Maartensdijk, The Netherlands, 1942) have been collaborating since 1972. They belong to the first generation of video artists and are considered European pioneers in this media. Their works have been exhibited in various museums, galleries and public spaces for more than thirty years. In 2010, a substantial retrospective was shown both in The...
Martin Tétreault

Martin Tétreault

Martin Tétreault  Montréal, Canada   Turntablist, improviser, sound designer and visual artist Martin Tétreault creates sound performances with turntables that he has made or adapted. He has participated in various festivals and acoustic and media art manifestations in Québec and abroad, as well as in numerous music, dance, poetry, installation and performance projects. He has recorded discs alone and with others. Since 2005, he has directed The Turntable Quartet, giving rise...
Karel Zeman

Karel Zeman

Karel Zeman Ostomer (Austro-Hungarian Empire), Prague (Czechoslovakia) Czech filmmaker, screenwriter and artistic director Karel Zeman was born in the Austro-Hungarian city of Ostomer in 1910 and died in Prague in 1989. Known as the Czech Georges Méliès, he developed original animation techniques over the course of his career, combining puppets and drawings in the same film or using blown glass figures in animations. He is also famous for staging actors against...