Co-Founders: Su Schnee and Daniel Dion (1958-2014)
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Louise Provencher, president
Louise Provencher is an independent curator, art critic and philosophy professor. Director of the collection Lieudit (CDD 3D), in the last years she has been interested in an archeological approach to the research of medias/technologies. She has spoken at a number of conferences and has published texts on this subject in many journals and catalogues. She has also curated a number of exhibitions, including: Porter le mur comme le masque by Michel Goulet and Montréal/Télégraphe : le son iconographe; the international colloquium Electre et Magnete on electromagnetism and the arts (UQAM 2003, OBORO 2004 et 2005); and Corps Électromagnétiques in collaboration with Nina Czegledy.
Peter Flemming, vice-president
Active for over a dozen years, Peter Flemming is a folk machinery artist, doing electronics handcraft ‘by ear,’ tinkering intensively and intuitively in the studio. He has exhibited extensively internationally and been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and residencies. An occasional writer and curator, he has produced exhibition texts for other artists. He is an active board member or member of several local arts organizations. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Flemming currently lives and works in Montréal, where he teaches electronics for artists at Concordia University.
Gisèle Trudel, secretary
Gisèle Trudel is an artist. She works under the name Ælab, an artistic research unit she founded in 1996 with musician and sound engineer, Stéphane Claude. The duo have developped a rigorous artistic practice with presentations in Canada, Europe and Asia, produced with support from the CAC, CALQ, FRQSC and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. Their projects experiment with the relationship between nature, philosophy and technology through an ecology that links the arts and sciences. Trudel also co-founded in 2008 grupmuv with professors M. Boulanger and T. Corriveau, a research-creation group dedicated to drawing and the moving image. Trudel is Professor at the School of Visual and Media Arts (UQAM), Director of HexagramUQAM and acting codirector of HexagramCIAM.
aelab.com; hexagram.uqam.ca; grupmuv.ca
Stephen Lawson, treasurer
Stephen Lawson creates for television, radio, video, theatre, music and print, since 1985; his work is situated at the border of many disciplines. He is cofounder of the troupe PRIMUS, a group that between 1989 and 1998, produced a number of multidisciplinary and media productions. Stephen Lawson has organized many creative workshops and opportunities for exchange between communities and artist groups in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has also worked on a large number of videos, both as an individual artist, and in collaboration with artists such as Erika MacPherson, Aaron Pollard and Lori Millan.
Nadia Myre, administrator
Skawennati is an artist and independent curator with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal. Since 1996, she has been working in Visual and New Media Art, beginning with the pioneering, Aboriginally-determined, on-line gallery and chat space, CyberPowWow. Her own artwork, which addresses history, the future, and change, has been widely exhibited. Skawennati is currently Co-Director, with Jason E. Lewis, of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace, a network of artists, academics and technologists investigating, creating and critiquing Aboriginal virtual environments. Their project, Otsì:!, a game mod created with students from Kahnawake Survival School, won imagineNative’s 2010 Best New Media Award. Skawennati has also been awarded a 2011 Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art.
Tamar Tembeck, administrator