Émilie Mouchous Becoming a Dragonfly
Winner of the New Media Creation Grant for Young Artists
Fall – Winter 2014
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Becoming a Dragonfly explores the creation of autonomous sound circuits and their dissemination in public spaces as well as online. The project is inspired by the migratory behaviour of a widespread dragonfly species, the Anax junius, whose cyclical and intergenerational migration happens twice a year during the Spring and Fall.
In 2013, nearly 200 solar-powered sonic insects emerged, some of which were disseminated along the Anax junius’ migration route from New Jersey to the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
In 2014, the migration will take place in the public parks of the Montreal island. The circuits are distributed or abandoned on-site as dragonflies are observed. The dispersion is documented through geo-location, sound, photography, video, text and correspondences.
Over the course of her residency at OBORO, Émilie Mouchous will develop an artistic website compiling these data.
Émilie Mouchous is a French, Montreal-based sound artist who makes her own electronic instruments. Her sonic and spatial exploratory activities are characterized by the creation of mini autonomous systems and take multiple forms: radio programs, series of electronic objects, collaborative free improvisation, web art, radio transmission installations.