Milieux associés

A permutational and performative installation

Phi Centre
407 St-Pierre

May 5, 2014 - May 22, 2014


Milieux associés is a permutational and performative installation linking art, technology and residual matter. The installation and performances engage the public through a variety of physical environments distributed in zones. Consisting of video, a swirling membrane, proximity and movement sensors, digital drawing, tactile and immersive sound, it also spills out onto the street at night as an evening projection on the windows of the Phi Centre seen from Saint-Paul Street. The work explores the relationship of humans to hidden and neglected materialities that still hold capacity for transformation.

The installation will be on view Monday to Saturday, noon – 6 PM
Note: The Phi Centre will be closed on Monday, May 19th for Victoria Day.

Projections will be viewable from the street Monday to Saturday, 9 PM – midnight

Performances will take place Thursday to Saturday between 3-4 PM 

Exhibition opening, May 3, 3 PM

Related special eventsub-matter, a selection of experimental, documentary and industrial short films, film excerpts, audio pieces, and fragments of text.

Free admission

This is a co-presentation of DHC/ART,  Ælab, GrupmuvPhi Centre and BIAN, as part of the International Digital Arts Biennial.

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Gisèle Trudel, artist, and Stéphane Claude, electronic composer, founded the artist research unit Ælab in 1996. In addition to their collaborative projects, Stéphane Claude is head of the Audio sector at Oboro as well as a consultant for a variety of infrastructure, audio environments and creation projects. Gisèle Trudel is a Professor at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and is the Co-Director of Hexagram | CIAM. Gisèle Trudel, Michel Boulanger and Thomas Corriveau founded Grupmuv in 2008, the research-creation laboratory for drawing and the moving image.