Official selection
John Porter / Antitube

John Porter / Antitube

MAY 24, AT 7:30 P.M. / AUDITORIUM DU MUSÉE DE LA CIVILISATIONADMISSION 7$ / 5$ ON PRESENTATION OF THE PASSIN COLLABORATION WITH ANTITUBEJohn Porter TORONTO, Canada John Porter is a Toronto filmmaker, performer, photographer and writer. An advocate of Super 8 and low-budget movies ($50 or less), he has made more than 300 films since 1968, shown at more than 100 international screenings. He has given many Super 8 and 16...
Larry Jordan / Antitube

Larry Jordan / Antitube

Larry Jordan SAN FRANCISCO, USA Larry Jordan (full name Lawrence C. Jordan) is a California-based independent American filmmaker who has been making movies since 1952. The prolific author of more than 40 experimental and animation films, he is one of the premier American post-war avant-garde filmmakers. His work, little known outside the art house circuit, is currently undergoing exhaustive and patient restoration at Anthology Film Archives in New York City.The...
Diane Morin / Avatar

Diane Morin / Avatar

Diane Morin MONTRÉAL, Canada Originally from Kamouraska, Diane Morin lives and works in Montréal. Since 1998, she has created installations linking kinetic and media art. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Montréal, elsewhere in Canada as well as in Sweden and Finland. She holds an undergraduate art degree from Université Laval and an MFA from Concordia University. In 2011, she won the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award fromthe Canada Counsel for the Arts, underscoring the exceptional...
Marla Hlady, Jean Tinguely / Engramme

Marla Hlady, Jean Tinguely / Engramme

Marla Hlady, Jean Tinguely  TORONTO, CANADA & FRIBOURG / BERN, SWITZERLAND Since 1990 Marla Hlady has been exhibited 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 site-related works have been collaboratively presented at Oakville Galleries (Canada) in 2011 and at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo,...
Jean-Pierre Gauthier / Galerie des arts visuels de l'Université Laval

Jean-Pierre Gauthier / Galerie des arts visuels de l’Université Laval

Jean-Pierre Gauthier MONTRÉAL, CanadaJean-Pierre Gauthierwas born in Matane and lives in Montréal. Active on the contemporary arts scene since the mid-1990s, he pursues an interest in integrating visual art and aural exploration. His kinetic installations refer to disorder, and to what is organic and unpredictable. A recipient of prestigious awards, including the 2004 Sobey Art Award and the 2006 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Prize, he has shown his work in Europe, Asia and North America. A 2007 to 2009...
Jacques Samson / Grand Théâtre de Québec

Jacques Samson / Grand Théâtre de Québec

Jacques Samson QUÉBEC, Canada Jacques Samson holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from Université Laval, where he has been a lecturer since 2004. His participation in numerous multidisciplinary projects dates from the beginning of his career. An active member of l’OEil de Poisson for several years, he also co-founded the Ateliers de la pente douce and Rouje arts et événements. Some of his sculptural works are part of the...
Jean-François Dugas + Jérôme Minière + Marie-Pierre Normand / La Bande Vidéo

Jean-François Dugas + Jérôme Minière + Marie-Pierre Normand / La Bande Vidéo

Jean-François Dugas + Jérôme Minière + Marie-Pierre Normand MONTRÉAL, CanadaProducer and videomaker Jean-François Dugas Works in video clips, concerts and television among the arts community. His work is regularly broadcast on télévision and the Internet and is incorporated into artist’s publications.___Author-composer and multidisciplinary artist Jérôme Minière has collaborated on theatre, dance, performance, film and visual art projects and has developed an awardwinning discography. His work has been presented in Québec...
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag / LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE

Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag / LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE

Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag BERLIN, GERMANYJan-Peter E.R. Sonntag is an artist, composer and researcher who focuses mainly on installations. He studied fine arts, art history, music theory, composition, philosophy and cognitive science and, in 2002, founded N-solab. He has received several grants and prizes (Akademie Schloss Solitude, the German Sound Art Prize, the CynetArt Award, Haupstadtkulturfonds for e-topia, EMARE Mexico, the 2012 Villa Aurora residency in Los Angeles) and has taken part in various international exhibitions: V2 (Rotterdam), NIMK (Amsterdam), Apex Art...
Kanta Horio / Le Lieu

Kanta Horio / Le Lieu

Kanta Horio TOKYO, JAPON Kanta Horio is a sound artist and engineer. He studied acoustics and computer music at Kyushu Institute of Design in Fukuoka, Japan. His performances and installations are based on physical phenomena like sound, light, magnetism or physical movement, employing electromagnets, motors, LEDS, and circuits that convert elements. He has performed widely, both internationally and throughout Japan. He also works as an engineer of electronic devices and has developed several projects, including commercial interactive installations, films, and musical instruments.Rotation...
Minibloc / L'Œil de Poisson / Grande galerie

Minibloc / L’Œil de Poisson / Grande galerie

Minibloc MONTRÉAL, Canada Anne-Françoise Jacques and Nicolas Dion formed Minibloc in 2004. The duo focuses on performance, radio creation and acoustic installation. Everyday objects are mined as sources of sound and become points of departure for their work. Minibloc has presented performances at festivals in Montréal, Québec City, Rimouski, Saguenay, Winnipeg and Berlin. Its sound installations have been shown at Clark (Montréal), Séquence (Saguenay), Action Art Actuel (Saint-Jeansur-Richelieu)—three exhibitions curated by Eric Mattson—and in public parks in Montréal. Courant d’air (2012). Installation L’ŒIL DE POISSONL’OEil de Poisson’s focus...
Mounir Fatmi / L'Œil de Poisson / Petite galerie

Mounir Fatmi / L’Œil de Poisson / Petite galerie

Mounir Fatmi TANGIER, 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...
Minibloc / L'Œil de Poisson / Entrée vidéo

Minibloc / L’Œil de Poisson / Entrée vidéo

Minibloc MONTRÉAL, Canada Anne-Françoise Jacques and Nicolas Dion formed Minibloc in 2004. The duo focuses on performance, radio creation and acoustic installation. Everyday objects are mined as sources of sound and become points of departure for their work. Minibloc has presented performances at festivals in Montréal, Québec City, Rimouski, Saguenay, Winnipeg and Berlin. Its sound installations have been shown at Clark (Montréal), Séquence (Saguenay), Action Art Actuel (Saint-Jeansur-Richelieu)—three exhibitions curated by Eric Mattson—and in public parks in Montréal.vidéo test cassettes 2 (2011) Video, colour,...
Ingrid Bachmann / Materia

Ingrid Bachmann / Materia

Ingrid Bachmann MONTRÉAL, Canada Ingrid Bachmann has presented her multidisciplinary work nationally and internationally at exhibitions and festivals in Belgium, the USA, Estonia, Singapore, Peru, the UK, and Cuba. She has lectured at art schools and museums worldwide. She is the co-editor of Material Matters (YYZ Books, 1998, 1999 and 2011), and has contributed essays to several anthologies and periodicals including The Object of Labor (MIT Press, 2007). She is also a founding member of Hexagram: Institute for Research-Creation in Media...
Diane Landry / Musée de l'Amérique française

Diane Landry / Musée de l’Amérique française

Diane Landry QUÉBEC CITY, Canada Diane Landry lives in Québec City, where she has worked for almost 25 years. Her installations and performances, presented in several European countries, North and South America, China and Australia, have been the subject of numerous publications and received important honours in Québec and the USA. She has been artist in residence in Canada, the USA, France, Italy and Argentina and recently occupied the Québec Studio in New York City. In 2009, a...
Louise Faure + Anne Julien / Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Louise Faure + Anne Julien / Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Louise Faure + 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 to 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).MAY 20,...
François Mathieu  / Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

François Mathieu / Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

François Mathieu SAINT-SYLVESTRE DE LOTBINIÈRE, Canada A native of Saint-Éphrem in the Beauce region of Québec, François Mathieu lives and works in Saint-Sylvestre de Lotbinière. He holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy, another in visual arts and a graduate degree in Québec studies. He has worked as a technician at several artist studios in Québec City and is known mainly as a sculptor. He has created a number of public...
Erika Lincoln / Regart

Erika Lincoln / Regart

Erika Lincoln WINNIPEG, Canada Erika Lincoln is an electronic media artist who creates kinetic sculpture and participative installations. She associates communication and control mechanisms with objects, making matches that emerge when fabricated systems and natural processes meet. Her work has been shown in Europe in various media art festivals and manifestations, including Artbots (Dublin), Filmwinter (Germany), Pixxelpoint (Slovenia) and Love the Robots (Zurich). In Canada, she has shown in galleries...
Manon Labrecque / VU PHOTO

Manon Labrecque / VU PHOTO

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).Projections (2012) Les traversées (2012)  VU PHOTOFounded...
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,...
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...
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...