Tracing the Invisible at ACP, Sydney, Australia

Tracing the Invisible by Riley Post
Audio tracks by:

Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Pattern 4
Svarte Greiner – Final Sleep
Edgard Varèse – Poème électronique
i8u – higgs released on ROOM40’s 10th anniversary compilation Various 10

Tracing the Invisible is an audio-visual generative installation exploring the psychological and emotional connection between the aural and the visual. Paired animations take live sound as a determinant in the composition, movement and decomposition of form. Sometimes rigid, sometimes fluid, but always delicate and abstract; these shapes live under the screen’s surface, resting on a sea of colour.

Presented at the Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021

Friday 6 May – Saturday 11 June
Tue – Fri: 12.00 – 7.00pm,
Sat & Sun 10.00am – 6.00pm

silant.bou.room

Vienna 08.01.2011

digital : an audiovisual love affair presents:

the world premiere of the installation – silant.bou.room

featuring excerpt from a release by i8u, und transit on non visual objects

silant aka Ilan Katin

bou from Geneva

starts at 00h00

Metropol Theater.
Hernalser Hauptstr. 55,
1170 Wien

also :

Acts (Auswahl):
♦ Solo Live Act by T.RAUMSCHMIERE (Shitkatapult / Kompakt) ♦ MARKUS LINDNER (Stadtpark) ♦ SCHEIBOSAN (scheibosan.at) ♦ BURT REYNOLD (Cosmic Resident) ♦ SIMONLEBON (Market / Tjummy) ♦SILANT (Modul8) ♦ BOU (Le Zoo) ♦ BLACKDATA (Hamburg) ♦ PIXKOMPRESSOR (Lichttapete) uvm.

Specials:
♦ Digital 1 Year Anniversary ♦ SOLO LIVE ACT by T.Raumschmiere ♦ Video-Mapping Installation by Silant & Bou ♦ Special Location: Metropol …♦

Wenn Digital am 8. Jänner seinen 1.Geburstag im Wiener Metropol feiert, darf man sich auf einige Überraschungen freuen.
Viel ist im letzten Jahr passiert und das soll auch gebührend gefeiert werden. Neben einer legendären Free Party in der Ankerbrotfabrik kann man zufrieden auf bahnbrechende Kuppelprojektionen, 3D Visuals, fulminante Live-Sets von Kollektiv Turmstrasse oder Apparat, visuelle Darbietungen der besten internationalen und nationalen Visualisten, Ausstellungen, Lesungen und vieles mehr zurückblicken.

Zu diesem besonderen Anlass zieht Digital auch in eine ganz besondere Location. Selten hat man die Gelegenheit im Wiener Metropol – einem Jahrhundertwendetheater – zu feiern, aber am 08. Jänner ist es soweit.

Als besonders extravaganter Gratulant, der sich weder in Schubladen stecken lässt noch in Kategorien denkt, erwartet euch T.Raumschmiere mit einem seiner legendären Solo Live Acts. Mit wilden Performances, die so manchen Rockstar in den Schatten stellen, begeistert der Mann mit Punk-Rock Vergangenheit, der nie ein Techno Artist sein wollte und gerne Aphex Twin als Inspiration nennt, Kritiker, Musikbegeisterte und Clubgänger gleichermaßen. Nach zahlreichen, erfolgreichen genreübergreifenden Releases auf Labels wie Kompakt, Sender oder Shitkatapult und Kollaborationen mit Miss Kittin oder Ellen Allien gratuliert er nun endlich am Digital.

Ein weiterer außergewöhnlicher Gratulant ist niemand geringerer als Silant aka Ilan Katin von der zur Zeit führenden Visualsoftware Modul8 und Allroundkünstler in Personalunion, der eine extra vorbereitete innovative Video-Mapping Installation gemeinsam mit seinem Kollegen Bou aufwartet. Und obendrein tauchen Blackdata, T.Raumschmiere`s VJ-Freund aus Hamburg, Pixkompressor vom Lichtkunstkollektiv Lichttapete, Wemakevisuals, Fitzke Family und der lustige Astronaut die gesamte Location in vollkommen neue Sphären und sorgen für visuelles Vergnügen der Extraklasse.

Nationaler Support in musikalischer Hinsicht kommt vom Stadtpark Mastermind Markus Lindner, dessen Name allein schon für höchste Qualität steht, Cosmic Resident Burt Reynold, dem umtriebigen Scheibosan und Simon Lebon von Tjumy Records.

Wir gratulieren herzlich!

♫ LINE UP (komplett) ♫

●●● DIGITAL FLOOR ●●●
minimal / techno / electro / house

▲T.RAUMSCHMIERE▲ Solo Live Act!
(Random Rave Sessions – LIVE / Shitkatapult / Berlin, Germany)
MARKUS LINDNER (Stadtpark Nacht)
SCHEIBOSAN (scheibosan.at)
BURT REYNOLD (Cosmic Resident)
SIMON LEBON (Market / Tjumy Records)

● VISUELLE GESTALTUNG VON ● :
SILANT (Modul8 Team, Berlin)
BOU (Le Zoo, Geneva)
BLACKDATA (Hamburg)
PIXKOMPRESSOR (Lichttapete, Wien)
WEMAKEVISUALS (Wien)
DER LUSTIGE ASTRONAUT (Optical Matrix)
FITZKE FAMILY (Wien)

Montreal 01.21.2010 – The Calendar Project

Crystal House excerpt from January ,The Calendar Project
http://www.calendarproject.ca/en/

Credits : Crystal House

Creation: Tedi Tafel
Dancer: Bill Coleman
Lighting: Yan Lee Chan
Sound: i8u

January 21-22-23.10

The Calendar Project: A year-long, site-specific performance series created by Tedi Tafel

Calendar is a year-long, in situ performance series starting in January 2010 comprised of 12 events – one a month for the entire year. The series draws its inspiration from the seasonal shifts and cycles of the natural world. Each event is closely tied to the time of year in which it will be presented. Calendar takes a variety of forms from the discrete to the elaborate, and will be shown in a diverse array of spaces in Montreal including an industrial warehouse, a backyard garden and an alleyway.

Events vary in length lasting anywhere from mere minutes to several hours occurring at different times of the day. All events are free. calendarproject.ca will be updated and disseminated monthly announcing future events and documenting past ones through images, text and sound.

WHEN: . . . . . January 21-23 between 6 and 9 p.m.
WHERE: . . . . . Espace Jean Brillant
661 Rose de Lima
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
(near metro Lionel Groulx)


January

we enter this wintery space and are stilled
a time of no time, of shadow, hibernation, dream and memory
life is underground, slowed right down
images emerge out of the cold, at times only barely perceptible and light reaches through the darkness

(Tedi Tafel)

This collaborative performance takes the form of a moving installation blending dance, sound, light and video projections. The work will be shown for 3 hours. The public is invited to come and go as they please and to move around the space as they wish. Admission is free.


Credits

Conception/Direction/Video Images: Tedi Tafel
Performance: Leslie Baker, Bill Coleman, Dean Makarenko, Lin Snelling
Sound Environment: Monique Jean, i8u (France Jobin)
Lighting: Yan Lee Chan
Technical Assistance (video): Jonathan Inksetter

for more info: calendarproject.ca

Krems Austria 12.15.2009 – und transit

December 15.08 to January 16.09

undtransit

design and photograph by Florian Schulte

und transit (english below)

Eine Klanginstallation von i8u (France Jobin)

15.12.2008 – 16.01.2009 tägl ab 11 Uhr

Kreuzgang / Minoritenkloster

Wir alle besitzen die Angewohnheit, den Raum der unseren Weg zu unserem Ziel umgibt zu ignorieren. Wie viele Durchgänge scheinen sie zu einem Ende zu führen, in Wirklichkeit aber sind sie das Ende selber. Als ich das erste Mal den Kreuzgang betreten habe war ich von der Einsamkeit und der Praktikabilität berührt. Ich habe begonnen, die verschiedensten Klänge in Krems UND Stein aufzunehmen, um daraus Klanglandschaften für die Leere dieses Raumes zu schaffen. So enstand diese Installation „und transit“

klangraum

und transit

A sound installation by i8u (France Jobin)

15.12.2008 – 16.01.2009  from 11am to 5pm

Kreuzgang / Minoritenkloster

We all have a capacity to ignore the space we must use to get to our destination. Like most passage ways, they are a means to an end, and rarely are treated as an end in itself. Upon being introduced to minoritenplatz, I was immediately struck by the loneliness and practicality of this passage way. Since then, I have collected a number of field recordings from in and around Krems, in order to create a series of soundscapes based on the sound of emptiness in this space.

Closed December 24 – 31 2008
Closed January 1st 2009

I acknowledge the support of the Canada  Council for the Arts

more by  Sándor Dobos

Nordwolle Germany 09.22.2007 – MenschMeerMedien

September 22nd  2007

MenschMeerMedien
MEDIENKUNSTFESTIVAL
at the NORDWOLLE

The MenschMeerMedien Festival takes part at the old industry culture site Nordwolle in the middle of Europe, which was a famous woolmill in the time of industrialization. Between the red brick stone fassades, towers and bridges and in the old steam-machine-hall visitors will find actual media art from artists in Germany, Poland and the U.S..

Theremin Concerts
Electronic Live Concerts
Interactive-Media-Art
Electro Sound
Fassade Projections
Installations
VJ + Video Art

Live Concerts: Barbara Buchholz (Berlin)
Mikro Orchestra (Breslau)

Interactive-Media-Art: BNC (SHARE.bremen)

Fassade-Projections:
Eric Dunlap + Holly Daggers (New York)
ChiKa Iijima (New York) + i8u (Canada)

Live Electro Sound: Axel Himmelmann (Bremen)
Andreas Genz (Bremen)

Live classic canto: Dorothea Wegelein (Bremen)
Lidia Visconti (Berlin/ Danzig)

VJ+Video Art: Dan Winkler ( SHARE.newyork)
Pedda Borowski (Berlin)
Swaantje König (Dresden)
Adam Witkowski (Danzig)
Maciej Szupica (Danzig)
VJane Danuzja (Danzig)
Agata Michowska (Posen)

Light-Installations Franz Betz (Hannover)

Address:
MenschMeerMedien
22. September 8p.m. – 12 p.m.
Nordwolle Delmenhorst
Am Turbinenhaus 10-12
27749 Delmenhorst

Curator: Martin Koplin, Magda Ziomek-Beims

A project by: M2C – mobile2culture Institute Bremen, SHARE.bremen, Nordwestdeutsches Museum fuer IndustrieKultur, agitPolska, Kulturbuero Delmenhorst

Montreal 09.15.2007 – Peau d’âne

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Peau d’âne by Valérie Lamontagne

Audio track,  i8u
Fashion designs, Lynn van Gastel
Technical development and project programming, Patrice Coulombe and David Beaulieu

EXHIBITION:

September 15 to October 20, 2007 @ Oboro
Opening: Saturday, September 15, 2007, at 5:00 pm
the dresses will be presented from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from noon to 5:00 pm

EVENT:

Story Time: Peau d’âne
Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 3:00 pm
as part of the Journées de la culture

From the Charles Perrault fairy tale Peau d’âne, Valérie
Lamontagne draws on the motif of three fabulous dresses: one
made out of moonbeams, one as warm and bright as the sun
above and one cut out of the sky itself. Using innovative technologies
and working with experienced collaborators, the artist has
created three interactive dresses that react in real-time to atmospheric
variations transmitted by a weather station installed on
OBORO’s roof. The colours of the moon dress vary according to
the moon cycles; the illumination of the sun dress corresponds
to the intensity of the sun’s rays; and the sky dress swells and
moves depending on the patterns of the wind. By making use
of climate conditions in this manner, Peau d’âne addresses with
an apparently banal subject matter, but one that hides valuable
clues to our modes of cultural and social exchange. A multitude
of performance possibilities emerge from these wearables,
which bridge the worlds of fairy tales and technology.
At the opening, three dancers will wear the interactive dresses
and mingle with the gallery public. The dresses will also animate
the reading of Perrault’s fairy-tale Peau d’âne, presented by the
artist for the Journées de la culture.

Valérie Lamontagne is a Montréal-based performance/digital media
artist, freelance art critic and independent curator. Her media-based
artwork/performances (Advice Bunny, Snowflake Queen, Sense Nurse,
Mermaid of the Future, Sister Valerie of the Internet and Becoming
Balthus) have been showcased across Canada, the United States and
Europe. She received an MFA from Concordia University (Montréal)
where she presently teaches in the Design and Computation Arts
program and she is a co-founder, with Brad Todd, of the media arts
collective MobileGaze. She is presently a Ph.D. Candidate investigating
“Relational and Ubiquitous Performance Art”. <www.valerielamontagne.com>
– 30 –
Source : Caroline Loncol Daigneault, August 29th, 2007
OBORO remercie ses membres pour leur appui, ainsi que les organismes suivants pour leur généreux soutien financier : le service des arts médiatiques et le service des arts visuels du Conseil des Arts du Canada, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec,
le Conseil des arts de Montréal, le ministère du Patrimoine canadien, le ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, la Fondation Daniel Langlois, pour l’art, la science et la technologie, Emploi-Québec, le Service du développement culturel et
de la qualité du milieu de vie de la Ville de Montréal, la Caisse populaire Desjardins du Mont-Royal, le Cirque du Soleil, ainsi que les compagnies Discreet, Adobe, Computer Systems Odessa et Metric Halo.
Valérie Lamontagne – Peau d’âne
sun dress. image : Giannina Urmeneta Uttiker, 2006

Valérie Lamontagne would like to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres
du Québec and Groupe Molior for their generous support as well as Lynn
van Gastel for the fashion designs, Patrice Coulombe and David Beaulieu
for their technical development and project programing and I8U for the
audio track.

EXHIBITION / EXPOSITION
un centre dédié à la production et à la présentation de l’art, des pratiques contemporaines et des nouveaux médias
a centre dedicated to the production and the presentation of art, contemporary practices and new media
www.oboro.net oboro@oboro.net
4001, rue Berri, local 301, Montréal (Québec) H2L 4H2 Tél. : (514) 844-3250

Montreal 09.05.2007 – Espace SONO

September 5th  2007

How does one exhibit the unseen? Can sound, too, be experienced
as an art, or is it always submitted to the sign of music?

The espaceSONO audio.listening.lab is a headphone listening space, a
sound-installation, and a global curatorial project that reflects the
diversity of approaches and practices in sound-art today.

COME EXPERIENCE an IMMERSIVE SONIC ENVIRONMENT

curator / commissaire _ tobias c. van Veen

GALERIE_ HORAIRE [free/gratuit]
Lundi _ Mardi (Fermé / Closed)
Mercredi _ Vendredi (14H – 20H)
Samedi _ Dimanche (12H – 18H

Montreal 03.12.205 – Proximité

Proximité

Proximité is a project presented at the Clark Gallery in the context of their “Postes_Audio ” initiative. Set up in a area of the gallery referred to as the lounge, Postes_Audio offers an array of sound exploration. It invites the listener to put on a set of headphones and enjoy the music of a   featured artist. 2 sets of headphones, 2 artists.

Proximité is a collection of tracks that have been released on Canadian and European labels as well as unreleased tracks including the only collaboration of this catalogue recorded with artist Akira Rabelais. This material was specifically selected by i8u to reflect upon the intimate relationship between listener and the music, therefore utilizing the space, be it audible or physical

Plenty of thought and analysis comes into play when dealing with proximity in the visual world, yet proximity in the aural world is more abstract and for most of us under explored. With the visual, proximity is usually measured in distance between you and an inanimate object, yet in the aural world it is usually more personal. Although, sound can be caused by objects making us aware of our relationship to it, usually it is people or relationships that are brought to our attention through sound. A whisper or a yell, even when alone, has power because of its proximity. The music needs of a listener can sometimes be satisfied in a large auditorium, and with others, only earphones will suffice.

This project attempts to explore the organic nature of what sound evokes in us within the context of its aural proximity.

Curators : Gennaro de Pasquale and Sébastien Lapointe.

Featured Artists:

I8U
Racam

At the Clark Gallery – March 10 to April 2005
5455, Avenue de Gaspé, Room 604, Montreal (QC)
Opened Wednesday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm.


Montreal 09.20.2004 -Burden

Burden is an audio/video installation by i8u
produced for the 6e Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique
presented by Champ Libre and curated by Yan Breuleux.

The theme of this year’s edition being “the desert”, i8u drew inspiration from Nietzshe’s “the methamotphosis of the soul” from the book Thus spoke Zarathustra.

This project draws its images and sounds from the incinerator and are interpreted in relation to the metamorphosis of the soul and the role the desert plays in being a catalyst for change

September 20  to 27 2004 –

Incinérateur des Carrières, 1266 rue des Carrières
Montreal, Qc, Canada

Quebec 11.03.2002 – ISU by i8u

Ǐ S ϋ is a web art project by I8U, in the context of the “Ellipse” exhibit, at the Musée du Québec. It was officially launched November 13th 2002, at the Grand Hall of the Musée du Québec.

Ellipse is a series of web art exhibits created by six Canadian artists,
and curated by Valérie Lamontagne, which includes
a presentation at the Museum as well as on line.

I8U also performed live at the Museum on November 15th 2002.