In conjunction with the Montreal Science Centre and the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal, Molior presents [IR]Rationnel, the interactive sound installation by artist Michal Seta.
For a second straight year, a Molior artistic installation will be featured at Eureka! Festival: Science Here, There and Everywhere. At the 4th edition, which runs from June 11 to 13 at Montréal’s Quays of the Old Port, visitors will have the opportunity to explore [IR]Rationnel, an installation that uses digital technology: set up in its own tent, it gives visitors the opportunity to experiment with this responsive, colourful universe on their own or in groups.
[IR]Rationnel is a project that allies arts and science. It aims to create a unique experience on festival grounds, where over a hundred interactive, entertaining and educational activities are on the line-up. Initiated by Montréal’s Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ), the Eureka! Festival is put on by the Montréal Science Centre, with financial participation from the Gouvernement du Québec.
Andrée Duchaine has worked in the visual arts area since several years. From 1974 to 1984 she was involved in setting up the video section at Vehicule Art Gallery and organized and curated VIDEO 84, the first international video encounters in Montreal. Mrs Duchaine curated several video art exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Canada. Between 1985 and 1995 she settled in Paris where she founded a short film distribution company. She worked with T.V. channels across the world.
Andrée Duchaine taught at Paris VIII, at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the Ottawa University. In 2001 she founded a non-profit company Le Groupe Molior producing, curating and disseminating new media works.
Artist & work
Interactive sound installation
The visual creations produced by [IR]Rationnel draw on the imagery of Canadian scientists who participated in the La preuve par l’image competition organized by Acfas in partnership with the Montréal CRÉ. The coloured shapes that appear on screen and the sounds associated with them metamorphose in response to spectators’ movements.
Michal Seta is a composer, improviser and multidisciplinary artist. He is interested in all forms of creation that draw on free digital technologies. He is a member of the duo UniSecs, who combine poetry, music and digital technology and works with many artists in developing projects, as well as teaching about open-source software in the arts. In his practice, he constantly strives to find means to facilitate artistic expression in the digital environment.