Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Through visual, sound and kinetic devices, Jean-Pierre Gauthier poetically brings together chance, control, disorder, chaos, accidents. He deconstructs, diverts, assembles, tinkers, but also creates and composes. In his installations, sounds and shapes unfurl in an invasive and sprawling manner. More systemic than robotic, his works are conceived as interconnected and reactive systems in which visitors have the roles of triggers and generators. These installations have a performative dimension; they unfold, activate, get worked up, bustle, groan, wear out, stop. His work has been presented at several digital arts events, including Transmediale (Berlin, 2006), Electrohype (Lund, 2006), Tonspur (Vienna, 2010), FILE (Sao Paulo, 2012) International Triennial of New Media Art (Beijing, 2014) and Elektra (Montreal, 2019). Solo and group exhibitions were also held in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Gauthier is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sobey Art Award in 2004, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in 2006 and the Prix Louis-Comtois in 2012. The artist is represented by ELLEPHANT in Montreal.