13 | 03 | 2006 @ SAT :: HEXAGRAM Mondays
6pm – Free admission
The purpose of
the Hexagram Mondays is to present and disseminate information
relative to research and creation by Hexagram members, to promote the exchange
of ideas leading to better cohesion within the Institute’s research community,
and to develop links and collaborations with the media arts Montreal community.
The 8th edition
of the Hexagram Mondays at SAT are pleased to introduce
Chartier, CIAM ; A-Machines : Autopsie de la nature
Chantal Dupont, UQAM ; recycleamour.qc .ca
Barbara Layne, Concordia ; Textile Translations
A joint presentation
by SAT, Hexagram and CIAM
CHARTIER – A-MACHINES: AUTHOPSY OF NATURE
Sherbrooke-based artist Andrew Chartier challenges our assumptions about the
public sphere by interacting – with his A-machines and interventions – in a
way that is direct, and evokes a sense of the social necessity of art and culture
in helping to develop a paradigm, a worldview. His art production explore visual
and information arts in order to provoke questioning on the state of the environment.
Consequently, some aspects of this interest are invested in creating collaborations
with local environmental organisms and conceiving kinetic and sound sculptures
that interact with nature and the urban milieu. One area of his research consist
of sampling the climate and pollution. This body of work include three mobile
prototypes : The Dioxygraphe, a drawing machine sensitive to carbon monoxide
emitted by cars, the Anémographe, a drawing machine reacting to wind
intensity and the Pluviophone, a sound sculpture sensitive to acid rain.
Andrew Chartier has participated in many solo and group shows in Québec
and outside the province including at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
(1999), l’Art qui fait boum, Montréal (2000), Articule (2000),
Space Gallery, St-Johns, New Brunswick (2000), Jardin botanique de Rouyn Noranda
/Passart 2000, Espace Virtuel, Chicoutimi 2001, Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier,
Valcourt (2002), galerie Horace, Sherbrooke (2003), Grave, Victoriaville (2004),
CEG, Sorel (2005) and the Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke
(2005). From June 15th to August 15th the artist will be in residency at the
Centre d’art Orford where he will produce new works and perform interventions
across Parc Orford.
holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine arts from Bishop’s University
(1996) and a Maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiques from UQAM
He has received grants from CIAM (Centre interuniversitaire en arts médiatiques)
in 2004 and The Canada Council in collaboration with Le centre d’art Orford
DUPONT – recycleamour.qc.ca, a collaborative scripting model on line work in
The interactive website project recycleamour.qc.ca, is a work in progress which
was developped partly during her artist residensy at Studio XX, February and
March 2006. This project was initiated in 2002 with the collaboration of Élisabeth
Wörle and with funding support from Hexagram. The project goals are to
create a website to archive and recycle users’ love stories, as well as
to develop a collaborative scripting model in the creation of new, narrative,
The metaphor of
the cemetery as a place of memory is used to collect and store data (love stories).
The circulation of data (texts, sounds and images: photo, video, film) that
are collected and recycled as archives are organized according to a nonlinear,
interactive narrative logic. Towards artistic ends, the recycling of personal
archival documents that are gathered from interactions with users allows for
experimentation with new collaborative forms in audiovisual authoring online.
is a multidisciplinary artist in Media art who has participated for the past
30 years in numerous international video art festivals, as well as in individual
and collective exhibitions in Canada and abroad. She won the Bell Canada Award
in Video Art 2005, for her exceptional contribution to the advancement of video
art in Canada.
Her artwork is mainly based on identity, memory, autobiography and new forms
of narratives related to audio-video practices and new media. She is presently
developing an interactive model of audio-video script writing from documents
collected on the WEB. Her latest online artwork is based on the process of archiving
and recycling love stories from WEB surfers as a mean of interactive script
writing. In her video practice of installation, she combines moving images,
sound, photographic archives and fragments of stories that question the space
between reality and fiction. Body language is also part of her approach to video
BARBARA LAYNE – Textile Translations
Barbara Layne develops intelligent cloth structures for the creation of artistic,
performative and functional textiles. These fabrics incorporate microcomputers
and sensors to create surfaces that are responsive to external stimuli. Recent
explorations feature an array of Light Emitting Diodes that present changing
patterns and texts through the structure of cloth using wireless transmission
systems to support real time communications.
is an artist and Associate Professor in Studio Arts at Concordia University.
Her research is supported by Concordia University, Hexagram, CIAM, and SSHRC.