This residency project, initiated by the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) and supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, allow a professional artist to carry out a research/creation/production residency in collaboration with the Turbulent team. The residency will take place between February and December 2021, for a total of 300 hours of support.
Lucas LaRochelle is a designer and researcher whose work is concerned with queer and trans digital cultures, community-based archiving, and co-creative media. They are the founder of Queering The Map, a community generated counter-mapping project that digitally archives queer experience in relation to physical space.
They have lectured, facilitated, and exhibited nationally and internationally, recently at the Guggenheim Museum (USA), MUTEK (Canada), Ars Electronica (Austria), Somerset House (UK), Onomatopee Projects (Netherlands), fanfare (Netherlands), OTHERWISE Festival (Zurich), Ada X (Canada), and SBC Gallery (Canada). Their project Queering The Map was awarded an Honorary Mention for the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica, nominated for the Lumen Prize for Digital Art and the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, and is included in the Library of Congress LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive.
Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques
The Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) was founded in 1998. Recognized by the Quebec Council for Arts and Letters (CALQ) as the dedicated media arts service organization in Quebec since 2003, CQAM is the only media arts advocacy organization in Quebec welcoming professional independent artists, cultural workers, emerging artists and artist-run centers devoted to media arts as members. cqam.org
Turbulent builds innovative digital platforms that engage audiences for video game, education, media, and entertainment companies. turbulent.ca
Conseil des arts de Montréal
A dynamic partner to Montreal’s art community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, guides, supports and recognizes excellence and innovation in professional artistic creation, production and exhibition. Through its Composite evenings, it contributes to the emergence of “Montreal, cultural metropolis” and other initiatives showcasing digital creativity. It presents projects by artists, entrepreneurs and industry professionals in order to strengthen the ties among them and foster rich, productive collaborations. artsmontreal.org