Re-génération dans la Satosphère
Presentations both in French and English, from January 13th to Febuary 5th, 2016
January 13 to 15, 2016
7pm - FR
8pm - ENG 14 and 15 only
January 19 to 22, 2016
7pm - FR
8pm - ENG 21 and 22 only
January 26 to 29, 2016
7pm - FR
8pm - ENG 28 and 29 only
Febuary 2 to 5, 2016
7pm - FR
8pm - ENG 4 and 5 only
An immersive exploration guided by the voice of actress Marie Brassard
The Society for Arts and Technology is proud to present Re-generation, an immersive meditation on how new perceptions of the world are transforming our relationship to it. It explores the role of human imagination in shaping the Anthropocene, the term coined by scientists acknowledging that human activities are profoundly shaping Earth’s current geologic epoch. Through the integration of artistic animations and scientific visualization, participants are taken to the heart of Earth’s regenerative and invited to re-imagine humanity’s relationship to our home planet. By evoking the imagination beyond our daily experiences, this program reveals poetic interpretations of an interconnected and re-enchanted world.
Developed for the COP21 Paris climate conference, the Montreal premiere in the Satosphere is guided by the voice of Marie Brassard, following a scenario by David McConville. Initiated and produced by SAT, Re-generation was co-directed by researcher-artist Yan Breuleux and video artist Jean Ranger. It is a prologue to L’Hymne à la beauté du monde, interpreted by Diane Dufresne.
Re-generation develops through three movements:
The cycles that punctuate the movements of the universe at all scales, giving life to celestial mechanics and planetary respiration from the microcosm to the macrocosm.
While cosmic dust and stars have given birth to life in its great diversity, human civilization has begun to radically influence the evolution our home planet.
Humans are in nature and nature is in us. By visualizing Earth’s metabolic flows, we are developing new ways to participate in the complexity of life on Earth through the re-enchantment of the world.
A collective work initiated by the Society for Arts and Technology
David McConville - scenarisation
The works of David McConville integrate art, design and science to explore the interconnectivity of Earth’s natural systems through immersive vizualisations and environments. He is currently head of the Department of Integrative Research at SAT and president of Buckminster Fuller’s board of directors.
Yan Breuleux - co-direction
Teacher at the reknown school of numeric arts and design (NAD – UQAC), Yan Breuleux is researcher and practitioner, exploring new ways to integrate visual music for immersive dispositives. For the last ten years, he collaborated with musicians and producers, creating multi-screen, panoramic and hemisppheric pieces.
Jean Ranger - co-direction
Video artists, Jean Ranger specialises in interdisciplinar creations which implies multi-screens projections. As head of new medias, he collabores with choreographers, scenic directors, media centers and designers. In the past few years, he focussed a big part of his reaserch work in 360 degrees circumferential projections.
Sam & Sam 3D - modelisation and animation
Both video artists, Samy Lamouti and Sam Chenennou are based in Montreal where they’ve started collaborating 10 years ago. basé à Montréal. Togheter they’ve created multiple projects in numeric design, architectural projections, immersive installations and animated 3D movies or sequences.
Marie Brassard - narration
Actor, author, scenic director, Marie creates spectacles where lights and sounds occupy a predominant, poetic place, where the atmosphere becomes surreal. Her plays were more than well recieved in twenty countries across the globe, from Europe to America and Australia. She is the voice of Re-generation.
Jan Pienkowski - music and sound composer
Music and sound composer, DJ, physicist and owner of ONO Records, Jan Pienkowski divides his time between DJing internationally, composing music and sound for labels, films, video games and dance projects, as well as teaching music production and DJ courses. His music encompasses house, techno, dub, world, classical and jazz, bringing a diverse palette of grooves, textures and acoustic spaces.
Sylvain Marotte director of the sequence ‘’L’Hymne à la beauté du monde’’
Independant director, photographer and engraver, he has directed 60 tv episodes since 2020. Scholarship holder from the CAC, the CALQ and Hexagram, he owns BigBang studios and is currently pursuing his research on spatalization of the story. His work focusses on narrative immersion, sensual choc and the illustration of discreet sensitivities.
Hymne à la beauté du monde
Interpreted by Diane Dufresne
accompanied on piano by Alain Sauvageau
Lyrics and original music by Luc Plamondon and Christian St-Roch
Sylvain Marotte - direction
Dominic St-Amant - co-direction
Bruno Colpron – photography direction
Pierre Corsy - technique
3D modelisation and animation
Sam & Sam
Carl Lavoie - gestion de rendus
Swarm de Yan Breuleux
Dark Matter de Patrick Trudeau
Video credits and visualization
Evolution animation: Jurian Möller
Biological imagery (plankton): Sharif Mirshak, Noé Sardet, Parafilms
Uniview software by Sciss
Partners and collaborators
Ministère du Développement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques (Québec)
Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie (France)
Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Énergie (France)
École NAD (École des arts numériques, de l'animation et du design – UQAC)
The Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] thanks the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques through Fonds Vert, the French ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable et de l’Énergie, and the Agence française de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Énergie, for their financial contribution and their invaluable support to the creation of Re-generation, precious partners in the achievement of this project.
The SAT also thanks Diane Dufresne for her generous contribution to the project through her re-interpretation of L’Hymne à la beauté du monde, accompanied on the piano by Alain Sauvageau, as well as École NAD (École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design – UQAC), Fig55, Maxon Computer, Calcul Québec and McGill University for their contribution to the creation of Re-generation. We must also not forget the artists’ official carrier, Air Canada.
This initiative would not have been possible without the support of the Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations du Québec, the Fonds de recherche du Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, as well as the Conseil des arts de Montréal, who all provide financial support for research and creation in the field of digital arts.