The artist will take advantage of the residency at the research centre Milieux to conduct various experimentations in the Biolab related to biomaterials, more specifically looking closer to slime mold’s capacity to grow networks, as well as exploring the diverse possibilities of building sculptural elements with molded mycelium. The results will be integrated to a prototype including a lighting electronic circuit, and be part of a new body of work called Bearer of Light / Feux follets. This project will focus on the phenomena of bioluminescence in fungi and other living creatures, and offer a reflection on alternative forms of communication that are not language-based.
About the artist
Amélie Brindamour is a Montreal-based artist and educator, exploring issues related to the natural environment and systems layouts through contextual projects including electronic art, installations and participatory performances. Her recent new media work, In Oscillation, will be exhibited at the McCarthy Art Center, Burlington, US (2019) and Eastern Bloc, Montreal (2020), and benefited from the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Local and international residencies include La Maison des métiers d’art de Québec (2020), Vermont Studio Center (2018) and Avatar (2018). She holds a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts and a Master in Art Education from Concordia University. ameliebrindamour.com
The Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques was founded on June 19, 1998. Recognized since 2003 as the national grouping of media arts in Quebec, CQAM brings together, represents and values independent professional creators, cultural workers and organizations dedicated to the media arts. The discipline of media arts includes digital arts and independent film arts. cqam.org
Milieux is an interdisciplinary research institute on new media, digital culture and information technology at Concordia University in downtown Montreal. Inspired by the legacy of media arts research, Media seeks to break free from the limits of creative experimentation, interdisciplinary training in graduate studies and progressive critical thinking and practice. Media works with partners and collaborators from all sectors and around the world to explore, co-create and share ideas, prototypes, experiences and practices that challenge the assumptions that shape digital culture. milieux.concordia.ca
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