As part of a year-long series of events and festivities highlighting our fifteenth anniversary and progressive reopening, we invite you to the event TOUCHING THE NIGHT LIGHTS as presented by SAT[Mixsessions] for the the 8th Nuit blanche à Montréal.
The evening will kick off outside at 7pm when Création Ex Nihilo, (Guillaume Bourassa, Sébastien Gravel and Francis Théberge), will present their 15-year anniversary video mapping artwork onto St. Laurent Boulevard walls facing the SAT. Patrick Rochon,world renown light painting artist, will launch the inside party with an interactive kaleidoscopic light painting performance. This night will also be electrified by Purform duo, (Yan Breuleux and Alain Thibault); by the sounds of DJs Jan Pienkowski, Mossa, MightyKat, Maus and Komodo; and illuminated by the visual stylings of M3tr1k, jocool and Liberty.
Passerbys and night owls will be invited to come animate PIXINESS, the newly-installed luminous artwork designed by visual artist Axel Morgenthaler. This giant interactive and motorized lighting artwork will be able to be directed via iPhone using PIXIMON. Developed by Étienne Grenier and Mathieu Jacques, this new iPhone application was inspired by the colour memorization principles of the popular 1980’s game SIMON.
› Espace SAT / 1201 Saint-Laurent
› 7pm to 3am
› Free admission
Visit the Facebook event page here.
Performances and installations :
› 7pm to 11:30pm : Interactive kaleidoscopic light painting performance by Patrick Rochon
› All night long : Video mapping by Création Ex Nihilo
› All night long : Interact with PIXINESS
› 7pm : Jan Pienkowski
› 11:30pm : Yan Breuleux (Purform)
|Patrick Rochon is a pioneer in the art of Light Painting. Creator of multi-media performance groups Boa, Light Warriors Tokyo and Liquid Vision. He performed in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, Kuwait, New York, Montreal and all over Japan including the World Festival of Sacred Music initiated by the Dalai Lama.|
|Purform is an AV duo formed by visual artist Yan Breuleux and composer Alain Thibault. The duo have a special interest in large scale immersion as their work focuses on the synergy between visuals and music, and the use of synthetic visuals and sounds to produce both a physical and psychological impact on the audience.|
|Création Ex Nihilo is a Montreal based creative group that explores technological arts through different mediums and levels of implication in multimedia projetcs. The group has been implicated in the industrial and electronic scene for close to a decade as artists and DJs (PerfectionPlastic, Madonna is dead, 5 a.m. Makeup). From video mapping to interactive immersive installation such as the “Contained Noise” project, they aim to merge as many ideas and people to get the most out of their art.|
|Software developer, interactive technologies and lighting passionate. Creator of Lightjams, a software for interactive lighting now part of the PIXINESS artwork by Axel Morgenthaler. Working closely with various lighting designers for the advancement of interactive lighting in art.|
Etienne Grenier is a new media artist. He is a founding member of the Projet EVA art collective and the president of L.I.E.S. Industries, a corporation specialized in media production aimed at augmented spaces. His activities as a multimedia designer led him to collaborate with partners working in the fields of architecture, theater, lighting, dance and video. Etienne Grenier took part in many organizations tied to the arts milieu. He is vice-president of the board of PRIM and curator for Eastern Bloc. He currently teaches at Université du Québec à Montréal.
|Composer, musician, DJ, sound designer, physicist, and owner of Ono Records, Jan Pienkowski writes and performs music reflecting his diverse background. His theatre, film and dance experience bring a flair for the dramatic, while Jan’s affection for techno and house keeps his DJ sets full of twisting turns and floor shaking grooves.|
|Informed by a decade of classical training and electronic-music culture, Montrealer Jeremy Petrus has produced two albums and over a dozen singles’ worth of quirky, propulsive sample-heavy house that draws influence from jazz, funk, latin, electro and beyond.|
|Dominique Thibault, aka MightyKat, has long been a scene staple and is currently co-managing the label Pronto Musique label, along with partner Miguel Graça and Mike Casali. Uniquely bridging eclectic house and the funkier side of techno, her sophisticated style and refined track selection, as well as her precise mixing skills result in a signature MightyKat sound. She has shared the bill with Ricardo Villalobos, Italoboyz, Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Magda, Mark Farina, Derrick L Carter and many more.|
|Louise Gauvreau, aka Maus, was raised by Jazz and Disco music-freaks. She is the queen of mashed potatoes and once dreamed to be Barry White’s wife. For the past 10 years, she’s also been intensively involved in Montreal’s electronic music scene whether as a DJ or an event organizer. In 2005, she decided to back off a little from the “DJ giging thing” and dedicate most of her time learning music production. Today, after a few music collaborations including a remix for legendary cold- wave band Trisomie 21 (Chromo Music, FR) she has a few original tracks signed on Toronto’s label, Thoughtless Music.|
|Matthew Burton, aka Komodo, has been setting dancefloors on fire around the world, from Paris to Tokyo, and from Mexico to China. His DJ sets include many of his own compositions, and feature a wide range of instruments the he plays live, such as the Australian didgeridoo, the Turkish flute, Chinese and North-African percussion, as well as throat singing.|
|VJ M3tr1k is working in multimedia and electronic arts, is a music composer and presents VJ performances in private parties and clubs. He has many experiences in live show events, its work make the visual reveal into the music in a perfect harmony.|
|Artist in technological Art, Joseph Lefèvre, aka jocool, is the co-founder of SAT[Mixsessions], a residency for audio and video creators based at the Society for Art and Technology in Montreal. Visual performer with a colorful and imaginative style it’s live creations unfold by the most varied themes where he explores and experiments accordingly along the musical textures for the delight of the public eyes.|
|Martine Koutnouyan, aka VJ Liberty, got her start in the world of VJing with the band Wetfish at the SAT in 2001. Fuelled by her new-found passion for projecting images in real time, she has since performed on many occasions, both at home in Quebec and internationally. Her extremely dynamic style allows VJ Liberty to easily adapt to various music genres. She creates abstract textures that are all about movement, which she then fades in with more concrete images. She prepares her clips long before her performances but her strength lies in her ability to bring her images to life by synching their rhythms to the music being played in real time.|