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Digital Arts: from Pokemon to 'El Paisa Oscar'

BY PAOLO ALMARIO
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

Colombian artist Paolo Almario shares how he started working with specific technologies within his digital arts practice. His early web development interests have evolved into physical self-destroying portraits. On behalf of a not-so-frustrating learning process, he promotes SCANLabs, a students group dedicated to digital technologies 'evangelization'.

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The Subject of Identity

BY JUSTINE BOURDAGES
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

Justine Bourdages is an artist that works around the subject of identity. She is interested in the stories hidden behind subjects' faces. Through her pieces, she allows the viewer to see hidden relations between people and their memories.

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From the Countryside to the Digital Arts

BY PRISCILLA VAILLANCOURT
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

Priscilla Vaillancourt entered the digital arts program because it was the only concentration with places available- she had never used a computer for anything other than sending an email. It has not been an easy path, but she is proud of her achievements.

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First Timing

BY FERID SANAA
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

His first animation, his first digital graffiti, his first time coding, his first video game, his first animated character, his first short film, his first time working with nudity, his first performance- in his presentation, Ferid Sanaa talks about the experiences he has had working for the first time with different types of media.

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Digital Nature

BY VÉRONIQUE MÉNARD
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

Véronique Ménard finds in nature a great source of inspiration. She likes to see it as “the oldest silent witness of the evolution of society”. She speaks about the influence of nature in her work and the story of how she got into digital arts, passing through photography, coding and electronics.

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The Works of James Partaik

BY JAMES PARTAIK
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

James Partaik is an interdisciplinary artist with a long history. He works mainly with performance and digital arts; in this presentation you will hear him talking about unintelligent houses, adaptable screens and wayward public spaces. In addition he will show us a little bit about his incursion inot architecture. (in French)

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Valade's Unseen Work

BY MATHIEU VALADE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Most people in Chicoutimi know already about Mathieu Valade's work. That is why this time he has decided to talk about his hidden collection of unfinished projects. In this presentation you will see models, sketches and diagrams of great ideas that didn't get approved, didn't have enough funding or were simply too crazy to be made real.

 

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The Art of Keven Montembeault

BY KEVEN MONTEMBEAULT
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Keven Montembeault is an interdisciplinary artist that came to our event to talk about his work. His presentation is a tour through his inspiration into his creation, as he makes illustrations, photography, frame to frame animations and sculptures. (in French)

 
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20 Photos, 20 Stories

BY PIERRE TREMBLAY-THÉRIAULT
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

It has been said that most pictures nowadays are taken with cellphones, rather than cameras. Pierre Tremblay-Thériault had no problem in putting together 20 of his private cellphone pictures, revealing to us the unusual circumstances that lead him to take each of them. (in French)

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The ShoO

BY MARIE-NOËL VANASSE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

The ‘ShoO’ are small adorable creatures with more than 9 years of history. In this presentation Marie-Noël Vanasse tells us all about them; how they were born, their meaning, the evolution since their conception and were they are going. (in French)

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Sci-Fi Utopia

BY JEAN-CHARLES REMICOURT-MARIE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Jean-Charles Remicourt-Marie is obsessed with science fiction and the concept of utopia. In this presentation he shares with us a piece of his research, starting with imaginary worlds taken from paintings and movies, and then showing their transcendence into our world. He even recommends some books for those who share his interest. (in French)

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Fab Lab

BY ANTHONY LAPOINTE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Anthony Lapointe is starting a Fab Lab in Chicoutimi; in this presentation he explains the way digital fabrication works, the things they have done, the scope of their project, and the way one can join in. He is looking for partners interested in Open-source software and hardware in order to start developing great projects. (in French)