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Residency
Juliana Rosales
April 14 to May 23, 2008

Artist Talk
in presence of Alexandre Quessy,
Pure Data and Max/MSP programmer
Thursday, May 22, 2008, at 5:30 pm
at OBORO’s New Media Lab

Experimental Space
May 6 to September 5, 2008
in the entrance hall of Caisse populaire Desjardins
du Mont- Royal (435, Mont-Royal E. Ave.)

Fondation Daniel Langlois Desjardins Boréal art nature

Uruguayan artist Juliana Rosales will be in residence at OBORO to work on her project nature_data, a botanical installation that examines the behaviour of indigenous plants in an urban environment. By means of a monitoring system, the installation generates data which provide information on the tiniest modulations in the growth or regression of plants. This information is recovered by the artist who then translates it into diagrams, images, sounds and videos, allowing the movements of nature to be seen and heard from a different angle.

Juliana Rosales intends to open an area of exploration in which the “natural” exists alongside the “artificial”, thus enabling the fragility of nature to be emphasized and its resilience to be tested. Here, Rosales draws our attention to the behavioural subtleties of wintergreen, arisaema, miterwort, dogwood and ostrich fern, and as to their hidden motifs and rhythms.

This project is made possible thanks to the Research and Experimentation Residencies in Montreal for Professional Artists from Emeging Countries or Regions Program in partnership with Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, and lies within the scope of the extended partnerships between OBORO and the Caisse populaire Desjardins du Mont-Royal which, among others, resulted in the New Media Creation Grant for Young Artists (Art-Affaires 2007 award). Thanks to a collaboration with Boréal Art/Nature, Juliana Rosales conducted researches at Centre ArtNature.

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Juliana Rosales

Juliana Rosales is an artist, architect, photographer and curator working in Montevideo, Uruguay. She earned a degree from the Architectural School of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo in 1990 and obtained a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1999. As an artist, her work focuses on the digital and landscape, architecture and nature, and she is interested in the possibilities offered by translating and digitizing data from one media to another. Most recently, Rosales was commissioned to create an installation on the interior façade of the Centro Cultural de España in Montevideo to address environmental issues.