(Info in french only)
The Society for Arts and Technology is opening its doors this Thursday, February 12th for a festive gathering that will see the official unveiling of the SAT’s new layout plans as designed by Nomade Architecture.
Projects that are currently underway will be presented and new project proposals for artists in residence
will also be launched as part of the festivities.
For this occasion, international artists Jean-Jacques Lemêtre (author of “Babel symphonie” and codesigner
of the “JJBox” MP3 player), established composer and performer Ariane Mnouchkine
(Théâtre du soleil), and multimedia art pioneer Luc Martinez (author of “mur de son”) will be present
thanks to the modern technology of broadband networking. In addition, Montréal artists Axel
Morgenthaler (author of the dynamic piece “Pixieness”), Yan Breleux (creator of interactive device the
“SAT[inoire]”), and Pascal Boucher (author of “L’Entité”) will join us to reveal individual projects that
will be exhibited during the inauguration of the new SAT space.
The SAT 3.0
The 2009 year marks a pivotal juncture for the SAT as the renovations and enlargements of the space—
scheduled to begin June 2009—will allow the SAT team to infuse more momentum into its
Once the structural work is completed, the SAT will introduce both new and improved spaces for all:
larger and better-equipped studios for artists in residence, an expanded SAT[exposition] for the
presentation simultaneous works, a showcase for researchers and programmers, extended classrooms to
better adapt to various SAT[Transform] training programs, and a rooftop terrace/restaurant for budding
In addition to these improvements, the “Sensorium”, a veritable “pièce de résistance”, will be unveiled:
a 6000-square-foot room dedicated to the presentation of original immersive environments and
transdisciplinary experimentations developed at the SAT including the SAT[osphère], the Panascope,
and the Cyclorama.
More detailed information in the french version of this page.
WHAT: Cocktail and unveiling of new structural designs, creative projects and international
collaborations that are emerging from the SAT!
WHO: Presentations by SAT innovators, researchers and artists.
WHEN: Thursday, February 12th 2009, at 5pm.
WHERE: SAT, 1195 Blvd. St-Laurent (métro Saint-Laurent).
For more information, please contact:
514-844-2033 Ext 221