Étant données

Étant données

Lilli range le chat (Caroline Bernard & Damien Guichard) with André Girard, Pangée, atlas de l’effondrement, section of the map, 2018. Courtesy of the artists.

Nans Bortuzzo, Nothing To Hide, media installation, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Guillaume Bourdon, Mesure de soi, detail of a series of automated drawings, 36,5 x 29 cm each, 2016-2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Alexandre Castonguay and Sophie Perry, Tablées, performative dinner, porcelain, climate data, shapes et dimensions variable, 2017. Courtesy of the artists.

Jean Dubois, timeScape(), evolutional film, excerpt from the display, 2017-(…). Courtesy of the artist.

Thomas Ouellet Fredericks, Faces au mur, interactive projection, excerpt from the display, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

André Girard, Au-delà du bassin visuel, section of a 4472 x 1733 pixels digital image, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Alice Jarry, Dust Silica, 2017, 45.415432,-94.42969, detail of a sand mine, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Credit: Philippe-Aubert Messier.

Guillaume Pascale, L’homme aux caméras 1, still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

View of the exhibition Étant données, VOX, from April 26 to June 30, 2018.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Étant données, VOX, from April 26 to June 30, 2018.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Étant données, VOX, from April 26 to June 30, 2018.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Étant données, VOX, from April 26 to June 30, 2018.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Étant données, VOX, from April 26 to June 30, 2018.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.

View of the exhibition Étant données, VOX, from April 26 to June 30, 2018.

Credit: Michel Brunelle.
2018.04.26 - 06.30


Caroline Bernard, Nans Bortuzzo, Guillaume Bourdon, Alexandre Castonguay, Jean Dubois, Thomas Ouellet Fredericks, André Girard, Damien Guichard, Alice Jarry, Guillaume Pascale and Sophie Perry

Opening on April 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

VOX presents Étant données in collaboration with “Au-delà des images opératoires” research-creation program, as part of the 5th edition of the Montreal Digital Spring and the satellite exhibitions program of the 4th International Digital Art Biennial – BIAN. Special thanks to CHOQ.ca, media partner for the exhibition, also to La Vitrine and Félicia Balzano, for the integration of content in the light installations of the 2-22’s facade.

In this age of Digital Everything, a new infrastructure is gradually framing our perception and reconfiguring our experience. With that in mind, the group exhibition Étant données brings together art experimentations that digest, not without irony, information systems data and algorithms to generate imagery. It reveals how singular artistic methods are obliquely embracing this new zeitgeist, in the process suggesting atypical ways of looking at the world by drawing on GPS readings, data from smart watches, and material from Google Earth, drones, 3D cameras and printers, and Web browsing histories. As a result, the quantified self, geomatic and climatological measurements, and media surveillance all clash, manifesting a subjective vision that increasingly wavers between ubiquity and perplexity.

This exhibition presents the initial outcomes of a research-creation program codirected by Jean Dubois and Alexandre Castonguay (UQAM), in collaboration with Caroline Bernard, assisted by Nans Bortuzzo, Guillaume Bourdon, Thomas Ouellet Fredericks, André Girard, Damien Guichard, Alice Jarry, Guillaume Pascale, and Sophie Perry.

The research-creation program “Au-delà des images opératoires” is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, the École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM and the centre de recherche en arts médiatiques Hexagram_UQAM.

Event

Public Reading and Guided Tour
2018.05.31

VOX invites you to a public, selective reading of Pangée, atlas de l’effondrement by Caroline Bernard (France) as well as a guided tour of the exhibition Étant données, hosted by artists of the “Au-delà des images opératoires” research-program.

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Event

Étant données – roundtable discussion
2017.11.10

VOX invites you to a discussion around the issues raised by the upcoming exhibition Étant données (spring 2018). The presentations will be in French.

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