FRIDAY, March 4th @ 5pm @ Concordia University’s Graduate Humanities Conference
Consumption and Detritus; Stories of Destruction and Reconstruction
Free and open to the public
Ælab, Milieux associés (2014). Permutational and performative installation. Phi Centre, Montréal, 2nd International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN). Photo : Lorna Bauer.
Between 2008 and 2015, Trudel’s artist research unit Ælab created a series of major artworks informed by waste operations and processual philosophies. Waste water treatments, atmospheric and electromagnetic pollution and the waste landfill have produced blocs of sensations with residual matter which delve experientially into what waste can do to and with a technological art practice. In this talk/performance, a remix of the artworks’ documents will become another plane of composition, along with music, text, voice and drawing. A guided discussion moderated by Pamela Tudge and the public will follow.
Bio: Gisèle Trudel is an artist. In 1996, she cofounded Ælab, an artistic research unit with Stéphane Claude, who is an electronic and electroacoustic composer and audio engineer. Ælab’s commitment to collaboration and creative dissemination are ways of thinking and doing that try to bridge different methods of inquiry. Their process-oriented investigations creatively engage art and technology as intertwined with philosophy in an ecology of practices. Their work has been presented in Canada, Europe and Asia, produced with support from the CAC, CALQ, FRQSC and the Daniel Langlois Foundation.
Trudel is a professor at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques, UQAM, and co-founder of Grupmuv, the research group for drawing and the moving image. Until recently, she was also director of Hexagram-UQAM (2011-13) and co-director of the Hexagram Network (2012-15).
aelab.com ; grupmuv.ca ; eavm.uqam.ca ; hexagram.uqam.ca ; hexagram.ca
EV Building, Concordia Downtown SGW Campus:
1515 St. Catherine West // HEXAGRAM BLACKBOX
EV S03-844-845 (Sub basement 3 – take the stairs just across from the FOFA Gallery and Atrium)
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