Sylvie Cotton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal, Quebec. Her work began in 1997 and is tied to performance, art action, drawing and writing-based practices, although installation forms are also regularly used to put together exhibitions. Her work turns around the creation of situations that establish a relationship with another, or an infiltration of another person’s personal world. The work is generally created in situ in public or private spaces and the results are subsequently presented in galleries and festivals, or are deployed outside in other sorts of public spaces (streets, elevators, parks and restaurants, for example. Residencies are also used as a medium for creative performative activity. Sylvie Cotton is also a writer and curator. She has organized events, directed publications and been a member of many visual arts working groups and committees. She has presented performance work and installations in Quebec, the United States, Finland, Estonia, Spain and Japan.
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
Daniel Dion is a multidisciplinary artist who, for the last 20 years, has been pursuing research and producing video, audio, photographic and new media works. His practice is primarily focused on theoretical, aesthetic and spiritual paradigms that marry art and communication. His works have been presented across North America, Europe and Asia. In 1993, the National Gallery of Canada organized an exhibition of his single channel video and installations, for which he created his most widely recognized pan-disciplinary work: Salon de thé mondial, a project that has since been shown around the world. Daniel Dion's interest in cross-cultural paradigms and practices has served as a motivation for him to instigate many exchanges between artists from a number of countries including Canada, India, Cuba and Japan.
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.