6pm – free
The SAT and Hexagram
cooperate in organizing a series of conferences which will feature Hexagram’s
creators-researchers and students sponsored by the Centre interuniversitaire
en arts médiatiques (CIAM) who will present their works.
Open to everyone,
this series of conferences aims at the dissemination of Hexagram’s works
within the network of creators-researchers from the Institute and independant
media and technological artists, but to the the general public as well. The
researchers will have the opportunity not only to demonstrate the works they
create in the frameworks of the Institute, but also the works they have developed
previously or elsewhere.
will take place every second Monday of each month from September 2005 until
May 2006, from 6pm to 8pm.
This fourth conference
welcomes the three following researchers: René Saint-Pierre (CIAM),
Raymonde April (Concordia) et Paul Landon (UQAM).
Title: The design of educative video games: a systemic methodology for
This short presentation will be a survey of the current state of my thesis project,
which aims to identify and define the theoretical and practical concepts that
are required for the design of educative video games, taking in account notions
of intention, information, interface and creativity. It answers the question
to know what is the best way to adequately provide tools and support for artists
or creators involved in the design of educative video games. The expected results
should be usable by practitioners and researchers working in the fields of culture,
education, science, arts and communications. They will be presented as a systemic
methodology for research/creation supported by a series of multimedia capsules
related to the research outcomes.
René Saint-Pierre has been pursuing a research/creation work involving
digital technologies for twenty years. During the 80’s, he explored computer-aided
musical orchestration throuugh the MIDI protocol. He joined the Human Screen
team in 1993, and get introduced to theatre, performance and other multimedia
events. The following year, he started ClikMeda, a multimedia production company
dedicated to service for the cultural and corporative sectors. He then participated
in the design and producion of videograms, media arts installations, cd-roms
and web sites.
Title: Inconsciences, Migrations
Raymonde April will spresent excerpts from recent works in which she explore
different ways (through analogue and digital processes) to emphasize the time
aspect in still images, to create nets of representation by which the present time is juxtaposed to the past, and the private life becomes part of
the collective experience.
will discuss the components of the exhibition Aires de Migrations, produced
in collaboration with video artist Michèle Waquant (currently shown at
Vox, Centre de l’Image contemporaine). The exhibition includes “Tout
embrasser”, a film presented in 2000, that glances through more than 500
images; the Photographic fund that features unpublished images taken between
1979 and 2004 by the two artists; the Family albums; and Inconsciences, a serie
of inkjet prints realized during her stay at the Conseil des arts et des lettres
du Quebec studio in New York City in 2004.
Raymonde April’s work centres around notions of autobiography, narrative
and document. In her large-scale streams of images, she devises a patient play
on permutations, a visual prose dominated by the principles of recurrence and
discontinuity. Raymonde April’s photographic work has been exhibited both
nationally and internationally. Currently, Aires de migration with French photographer/video
artist Michèle Waquant is showing at Montréal’s VOX Centre
de l’image contemporaine. Her previous solo shows include Tout embrasser
(2001) at Concordia University’s Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Raymonde
April: bifurcations (2004-2005), at the Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier
and at Méduse in Quebec city, and Les fleuves invisibles, which originated
with the Musée d’art de Joliette in 1997 and toured in Canada and
France until 2000. Raymonde April was awarded the Paul-Émile Borduas
prize in 2003, and lives in Montréal, where she has been teaching photography
at Concordia University since 1985. Last week, she received, from the Ontario
arts foundation, the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career achievement award
for Art Photography.
Title: The audio video installation and the experience of the modern
From 2002 to 2005, with a research grant from the FQRSC, I developed and produced
five new installations that presented the erratic and unpredictable nature of
experience in the modern, industrial city. I rented a large space in an industrial
building to build, record and test these installations. I will show documentation
of these works and explain how they make use of architectural space and digital
media to examine and reflect upon modern urban experience.
Since 1984 Paul Landon has exhibited his videos and installations in museums
in Quebec and Canada, in galleries and exhibition centres in North America and
Europe and in festivals around the world. In 1989 Mr. Landon graduated from
the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where he studied audio
and video. In 1995, he was awarded the Bourse Duchamp-Villon from the Centre
d’exposition Plein sud in Longueuil. Paul Landon lives and works in Montréal
and is a professor of Media Arts at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques
of the Université du Québec à Montréal.