art PLASTIQUE An event exploring the potential of 3D printing – for Turbine’s 15th birthday!

© Yves Amyot, 2014

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© Yves Amyot, 2014

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art PLASTIQUE An event exploring the potential of 3D printing – for Turbine’s 15th birthday!

workshop facilitator: Yves Amyot
instructors: Raphaël Demers, Roby Provost Blanchard and Antoine Roy-Larouche
participating artists: Georges Audet, Peter Flemming, Louis Fortier, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Mathieu Latulippe, Jacinthe Loranger and Catherine Plaisance

Roundtable open to the public
Saturday September 27, 2014 at 1 pm
Participating artists: Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Mathieu Latulippe, Jacinthe Loranger and Catherine Plaisance
Main facilitator: Natacha Clitandre



In the context of art PLASTIQUE, OBORO collaborates with Turbine to welcome a professional workshop in which seven contemporary artists who integrate sculpture into their practice will be invited to familiarize themselves with 3D modelling and printing. Spaced over two days, the workshop will consist of a technical demonstration and a testing period directed by specialized instructors and will conclude with a roundtable open to the public.

Presented as part of les Journées de la culture, the roundtable will return on the artists’ experience and allow a discussion around the issues raised by this tridimensional production method in process of democratization. Not only will the artists involved in the workshop be able to teach themselves to a new technique, but they will also be able to consider it in perspective in accordance with their practice, to question and make it their own. The public will be deepen its knowledge of contemporary artistic processes and will also be able to demystify the 3D production device.

Conceived as a cycle of complementary activities highlighting Turbine's 15 years of existence, art PLASTIQUE brings to light the artistic potentials of 3D printing, demystifies its uses and aims to bring awareness to a greater community composed of artists, researchers and a general public of all ages and backgrounds.

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Turbine is an art creation centre involved in training, research, and the dissemination of current practices in art and pedagogy. The multidisciplinary approach is implemented by developing joint projects with various education, artistic, and community organizations. The centre offers spaces where artists and art teachers can collaborate through training workshops, pedagogical creation projects, colloquiums, artist residency programs, and publications.

Yves Amyot

Yves Amyot is the founder of the Turbine centre. For a decade, he has taught media art didactics at Université du Québec à Montréal. Developing creative and educational projects inspired by contemporary art practices interest him particularly. His research builds around walking’s potential when associated with technology to stimulate creation. For many years, he proposes techno-walks through different contexts. The multiple soundscapes that surround us fascinates him.

Raphaël Demers

Trained in graphic design, Raphaël Demers is stimulated by programming and automated electronic systems. He’s interested in understanding the science behind certain technologies to then incorporate them in his own art practice. He works within the échoFab team on the development of 3D printers and of different programming projects as well as on the automation of electronic microcontrollers.

Roby Provost Blanchard

Roby Provost Blanchard is currently working at échoFab where he develops a residency program for artists in FabLab. His previous artistic explorations have been in video but his recent work has been with electronics and used object. Roby often work with old obsolete technologies and machines to bring them back to life or to give them new uses.

Antoine Roy-Larouche

For the last ten years, Antoine Roy-Larouche has worked in mediation and administration for cultural organizations, namely the Biennale de Montréal, the Cinémathèque québécoise as well as the Jardins de Métis International Garden Festival. Since January 2011, he started freelancing with different organizations based in Quebec, which led him to collaborate with C2-MTL, Turbine Centre, as well as Espaces temps and PRIM.

Natacha Clitandre

Natacha Clitandre’s work centres on the ubiquitous nature of technology in everyday life. As she investigates the link between artist and viewer, Natacha uses mobile devices with video and photographic capacities, along with printed media, to infiltrate and comment on the public sphere. Natacha holds a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a Master's in Theory and practice of contemporary art and new media from Université Paris 8 and École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD).