I Once Thought Trees Could Sing But it Was All in my Head

© J. Fallas, 2017

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© J. Fallas, 2017

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I Once Thought Trees Could Sing But it Was All in my Head

March - June 2018

Presentation at the International Marketplace for Digital Art (MIAN)
June 28, 2018

Exhibition at OBORO as part of the International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN) 
June 28 to 30, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m.

In partnership with the Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal and Elektra

When I was a child, I thought that bird songs were produced by trees. I came to this conclusion having clearly heard a cacophony of birds, none of which were visible. The idea behind this installation is somehow to revisit this memory, to give it life. Sensors concealed in the branches of a tree collect data that triggers and modifies simulated bird recordings.

Émilie Payeur received the New Media Creation Grant Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal, offered through a partnership between OBORO and the Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal.




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Émilie Payeur

Émilie Payeur lives and works in Montreal. She is a multidisciplinary artist, active mainly in experimental music and visual art. Tension, discomfort, voyeurism and the perversion/deviation of reality are very important in her visual work, both in the creative process as well as the completed work itself. Often described as minimalist and even harsh, her music is predominantly based on risk-taking and no-input technique.