Mutek’s immersive collection at Ars Electronica Sept 6 – 10th 2023.

Unleash the creative power of Quebec; a selection of XR and immersive works.

Ars Electronica Garden Montreal: Xn Québec (CA)

Join the captivating realm of Xn Québec’s Deep Space program, in collaboration with the Ars Electronica Festival. Prepare to be immersed in a mesmerizing blend of XR/immersive experiences and an awe-inspiring art performance. First, lose yourself in the atmospheric and figurative masterpiece, Immortelle, an original concept by Line Katcho. Delve into a sensorial journey where time and existence intertwine, evoking emotions that resonate deep within. Experience the mesmerizing distillation of quantum physics in Entanglement, a sweeping sensory adventure born from the collaboration between France Jobin and Markus Heckmann. Explore the interplay of light, sound and perception, blurring the lines between the physical and the metaphysical. Be prepared to be enchanted by Cité Mémoire Montréal, a creation of 4D ART by digital pioneers Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, the groundbreaking and world’s largest urban narrative pathway of immersive experiences and projections about the city’s storied past and present.

Call & Response in collaboration with LINE – A listening experience




Call & Response presents:
a LINE listening experience

Call & Response are pleased to host a listening experience featuring artists from the LINE imprint.
Since 2000 the LINE imprint, curated and art directed by Richard Chartier, has continued to publish documents of compositional and installation work by international sound artists and composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism as limited edition Compact Discs and DVDs.
As a part of our collaboration with LINE, Call & Response will feature works from the following artists in 3D sound at our space in South London’s Enclave:
Richard Chartier – Recurrence
France Jobin – P Orbital
Simon Whetham – El Parque Está Situado En Su Propia Casa
Yann Novak – Relocation.Vacant
Stephan Mathieu – Seventh Dream
Friday May 29th 6.30pm–till late
Saturday May 30th 2pm-6pm
Sunday May 31st 2pm-6pm
Friday July 31st 6:30pm-till late

C&R space
Enclave, Unit 9
50 Resolution Way

CONTEXT-ing / Listening as CONTEXT

CONTEXT ( see below for more info)

December 2 -7 | 2014

VIP PREVIEW | December 2


CONTEXT-ing / Listening as CONTEXT creates immersive and intimate situations for listening to the work of sound artists exploring the ontological aspects of sound while also working with various materials, approaches, and techniques.

CONTEXT-ing / Listening as CONTEXT will be premiered on the VIP opening night in the 2600sq.ft Sound Positions Pavilion – a dedicated space annexed to the main CONTEXT pavilion featuring 12 individual sound stations, making it the most important and largest sound project in an art fair – and continues during fair hours from December 3rd – 7th.

CONTEXT-ing / Listening as CONTEXT Artists include: 

Tania Candiani, Mexico

Richard Chartier, USA

Richard Garet, Uruguay / USA

France Jobin, Canada

Emeka Ogboh, Nigeria

Kristin Oppenheim, USA

Manuel Rocha, Mexico

Steve Roden, USA

Hong-Kai Wang, Taiwan

Hildegard Westerkamp, Germany / Canada

Jana Winderen, Norway

Zimoun, Switzerland

See more at: CONTEXT art Miami

VIP PREVIEW | December 2 
By Invitation Only – VIP Cardholders and Members of the Press

Collectors, curators, artists, art enthusiasts and members of the press are invited to experience an exclusive First View of the highly anticipated Art Miami and CONTEXT fairs for a cocktail reception benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

This can’t miss event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest works from the emerging, cutting-edge, contemporary and modern art movements prior to the fairs’ opening to the public the following day.

CONTEXT, along with the 25th edition of Art Miami, commences on December 2, 2014, with the sister fair’s highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview to benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The 2013 preview attracted 13,600 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs and designers, and the fair hosted a total of 72,500 attendees over a six-day period.
This immediately reinforced the CONTEXT fair as a proven destination and serious marketplace for top collectors to acquire important works from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge works of art.

The combined exhibition space of CONTEXT and Art Miami will increase the overall roster of galleries to 200 participants and cover 250,000 square feet. Convenient parking is available for both fairs through the use of a four-story parking garage with 2,000 spots, located directly across the street from the CONTEXT and Art Miami Pavilions. A network of complimentary shuttle buses will run round-trip service between Art Miami, CONTEXT, Aqua Art Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Mirror Neurons – world premiere at A × S / ak-sis / FESTIVAL 2014 | CURIOSITY

Mirror Neurons : France Jobin + Fabio Perletta with xx+xy visuals
will premiere at A × S / ak-sis / FESTIVAL 2014 | CURIOSITY September 25th 2014
as part of Synergetica Screening. (see below)

AxS Festival 2014 | CURIOSITY is presenting the North American premiere of SPHAERAE, a large-scale temporary public artwork by Dutch architect Cocky Eek. SPHAERAE is an inflatable pavilion — a component of an ongoing strand of research by architect Eek into the pneumatology and tactility of inflatables and lightweight spaces. Developed in partnership with Synergetica Lab in Amsterdam and the Artscience Interfaculty program in The Hague, SPHAERAE consists of five semi-transparent bubbles of different sizes, which together form a multi-dome construction designed for immersive, synaesthetic experience.

Eek was inspired to create SPHAERAE by 10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid, an audiovisual performance work by Netherlands-based artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand. In 10,000 Peacock Feathers, Domnitch and Gelfand use laser light to scan the surfaces of nucleating and dissipating soap bubble clusters.


Unlike ordinary light, the laser’s focused beam is capable of generating a large-scale projection of molecular interactions as well as mind-boggling phenomena of non-linear optics. Sphæræ’sinflatable structure was designed to both serve as a platform for this uniquely spectacular work, as well as create a venue for other artists, scientists, and performers to make 180° works and compositions which explore the phenomena of light, sound and movement within the domes.

AxS Festival 2014 will present Domnitch + Gelfand in a live performance of 10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid — the work that inspired the creation of the SPHAERAE platform — and Solunaris, a new collaborative work by William Basinski & Richard Chartier commissioned by the Pasadena Arts Council and curated by Domnitch + Gelfand.

SPHAERAE will also feature the premiere of Sol Path, a new interactive music work by composer/cognitive scientist Bruno Louchouarn.A concerto for solo viola/percussion/soundscape, Sol Path features live performance by renowned viola soloist Brett Deubner, and immersive multi-media by Asheville, North Carolina-based designer Adam Larsen.

Sol Path is inspired by the exploratory path that the Rover takes over the course of a Martian day — a Sol — which is collaboratively programmed by a team of Earth-bound explorers. Sol Path was created in part with composer Louchouarn in residency at NASA/JPL. Through his dialogues with the Mars Curiosity team — rover drivers, artificial intelligence designers, the “planetary protection team” and others — actual data from the Curiosity mission will become inputs to Louchoarn’s composition and inform the very shape of the experience.

SPHAERAE will be on view for the duration of AxS Festival 2014 | CURIOSITY and feature projects including work, as a far-ranging program of sound works, video screenings, and talks by artists including Chris Duncan, Jeff Cain,Mattia Casalegno, France Jobin, Favio Perletta, xx+xy visuals, Francisco López, Intimatchine, Lucky Dragons, Mike Harding/Touch, Yann Novak, Eric Parren, Paul Prudence, Steve Roden, Jet Smits, Julie Tolentino, Martijn Van Boven, Bas Van Koolwijk, and Virons.


Curated by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, the ArtScience Interfaculty and Synergetica Lab present a series of multi-sensory performances and installations in the context of synthetic biology. Founded in 2006 in The Netherlands, Synergetica is an art-science laboratory, investigating photonics, fluid dynamics, acoustics, quantum chemistry and psychophysics.

Visit the Synergetica website:

The North American premiere of SPHAERAE is made possible in part by the Mondriaan Fund and GuestHaus Residency.





UNYAZI 2014 – The listening room

iP orbital from Valence released on LINE will be screened September 11 and run through September 13th in the listening room, part of UNYAZI 2014, the South African electronic music festival. The listening room is curated by Carl Stone.

“When Cameron Harris asked me if I would be interested to help curate the 2014 Unyazi Festival with an emphasis on music from what is sometimes called the Pacific Rim, I was glad to accept, and did so without hesitation. While I knew we would able to bring several wonderful artists to perform at the festival, it was clear that because of the limits of schedule and also budget many interesting artists would not be able to come in person. So I came up with the idea of a listening room, where people could gather and enjoy music in a relaxed setting, and where many pieces from my home base in Japan, as well as  South Africa, Australia,  Canada, China, Hong Kong, Korea, the Phillipines, Rwanda, Singapore, the USA, & Vietnam could be enjoyed. In the end, eight hours of music are being presented, all of them created especially for the medium of the loudspeaker. It has been a lot of fun to put together the program, and I hope those of you who can come by the festival and spend some time listening will enjoy it.”

— Carl Stone, Tokyo

The Listening Room

Audio Screening & Conversation with the Muses


Audio Screening & Conversation | In Conversation with the Muses
Lucia H. Chung (Convenor) with i8u, Miki Yui & Peter Hodgkinson | 02

August 2011 | 7:30-9pm | £2

at SoundFjord
Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, N15 4ER
London, United Kingdom

In response to an invitation to hosting an audio screening at SoundFjord, artist Lucia H Chung conducts an exchange project with artists who have inspired her artistic journey in sound and music making.

This 8-week long exchange between Muki Yui, i8u and Lucia started from a collective contemplation on Yoko Ono’s instruction Secret Piece (1953), first sent by Lucia to the other artists respectively. Responding to the material that they received, Miki and i8u returned their thoughts in the form of text, image and sound. Through this to and fro correspondence, the three artists shared a close and intimate conversation on time, space, memory and sound. This journey of exchange will be presented as a collaborative work that is exclusive to SoundFjord.

The event will also be the premiere of an audiovisual work created out of a collaboration between Peter Hodgkinson and Lucia H Chung.

Finally, Lucia will talk about her forthcoming solo work on murmur records in Japan.

Chain Letter


Chain Letter
Curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey

Summer 2011 Group Exhibition


Shoshana Wayne Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave # B1
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4031

Date: July 23 – August 25, 2011
Opening Saturday, July 23 / 6-8 pm

Works by Yann Novak, Robert Crouch, Heather Cassills and i8u’s 29 Palms
released on DER will be part of the exhibit +  many more artists!

Chain Letter is a group exhibition based on admiration.  Initially
conceived by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey in 2006, inclusion in the
exhibition is based on invitation by someone who admires one’s work.  Each
artist invited, then invites ten other artists whom they admire, and so
on.  This email invite will circulate for thirty days, at the end of which
each artist will install their own work on the floor at Shoshana Wayne

This exhibition is rooted in the ideals of inclusion, and highlights the
social nature of the art world.  It is the hope of the curators that the
response will be vast and that the artists represented will be an
exponential representation of all artists that are currently working and
admired by their peers.

Chain Letter mimics communication today; and the way in which information
is passed.  The outcome will be a testament to the power of connectivity
within society at present.

Other cities worldwide will be participating in the Chain Letter
exhibition including New York City, London, Paris, Johannesburg,
Philadelphia, Boston, Seoul.


re/flux | curated by Soundfjord

EVENT HORIZON – i8u – Cédrick Eymenier

EVENT HORIZON screening at ICA

Event: Museums at Night:
[The Sublimated Landscape/Sonic Topology]

Venue: ICA
The Mall

Date: Sat 16 July 2011
Time: 20:00 – 12:00
Entry: Free

SoundFjord has curated an extended evening of
sound and AV work featuring the following artists and their noted works


i8u + Cédrick Eymenier
Event Horizon

Laura + Mark Cetilia

Vesna Petresin Robert | Laurent-Paul Robert
Structures in Flux

William Fowler Collins + Claudia X. Valdes
6th Magnitude



Andie Brown
All Cats are Grey by Night

Bug Compass
Miles Allchurch

Gary James Joynes
Due South (Towards Irricana)

David Kristian + Marie Davidson
Dans La Chaleur

Emilian Gatsov
Second Body

Gastón Arévalo

Graham Dunning
To Look At Her Sinking

Heribert Friedl
raumzitate (room quotations)

Martin Clarke

Matthew Sansom

Martin J Thompson + Lucia H Chung
3 + 1

Robert Crouch

Scant Intone
Desolation Sound

Simon Whetham
A Suspension of Time

Neil O’Connor
Radio Aurora

Steve Roden

Ryan Connor

Thomas Park
Mermaids in New York

Tomas Phillips

Emiliano Romanelli + Rossano Polidoro
Monochrome #7

Wil Bolton
Ulica Kanonicza

Yann Novak
Music for Restaurants


SoundFjord.Hlysnan: i8u Feb.13.11

SoundFjord.Hlysnan: i8u

Hlysnan is SoundFjord’s monthly deep listening event. Bring your ears to the gallery to explore the world of sound is all its facets, guises and surprises! Experience new works from renowned and experienced artists as well as new blood. (Hear their works contextualized next to the sound art
work and experiments that informed their practice). An intense session of listening with the chance for questions and answers afterwards.

SoundFjord.Hlysnan: i8u
Audio Screening
Date:  Sunday 13 February 2011 | 6-8pm
Unit 3b – Studio 28 | 28 Lawrence Road | London | N15 4ER | UK
Doors: 5:40pm
Entry:  £2 |

During the two-hour screening, the playlist you will hear is the result of four-month’s research though the i8u musical archive. The purpose of the research was simply to weave together a series of tracks to create a fitting atmosphere for immerson1: “two “consuming” evenings of minimal sound art… in which both artists and audience are mutually drawn into the same heights and depths of the sonic/emotional spectrum.” as i8u eloquently states.

The works you will hear are to be felt as well as heard.

The criteria for i8u’s choices are based on the sensitivity of the music, the unique identity of each artist and the immersion quality of each track. The order is designed to set the stage – sounds utilized as an introduction to the event that follow – whilst the conclusion to the evening is faded out elegantly, leaving room for the heart and mind to drift and dream into infinity.

By preparing the piece – stitching together works by various artists – i8u has discovered that although each work selected for her list may be appreciated independently, the entirety of the lengthy piece may be considered a work in its own right!

Along with the conceptual rigor and fine ear i8u has honed over the years, not only does she wish to stimulate the mind, the emotions and the body, she simply hopes you enjoy the work!

SoundFjord | London for contemporary sonic art and its research is a new gallery with research facilities, exhibition and intimate event space.

SoundFjord’s core activities are to act as a hub for practitioners and researchers, to provide a research and collaboration network for practitioners, and to deliver an exhibition and event programm rich in research-based, investigative and experimental sonic art from UK -based and international artists.

Using private initiative and funding, SoundFjord was primarily instigated to address the lack of exhibiting space exclusively for works of Sound Art. Now the gallery not only organizes exhibitions, but also documents all works for its Contemporary Sonic Art Archive (CSAA), assists with the development of
artists within their practice, and ultimately, promotes and disseminates awareness of its innovative and thought provoking exhibitions and events to art lovers, practitioners, researchers, and to the general public at large. SoundFjord actively invites participation between artists and encourages combined
activity through its events and collaborative projects.

SoundFjord mounts up to ten exhibitions annually, with an emphasis on sound and audio arts.  In order to encourage the widest possible access to and participation with and in its exhibition programm, SoundFjord provides information in a number of formats to assist those with specific sensory needs and
does not charge an admission fee to visitors nor charge artist fee’s for exhibition calls.

immerson, is a concert event and philosophy initiated by France Jobin (i8u) which proposes to create a dedicated listening environment by focusing on the physical comfort of the audience through a specifically designed space. The premise for immerson is to seek out and explore new
perceptions and experiences within the listening process by pushing the notion of “immersion” to its possible limits.


event horizon at International Biennial of Contemporary Art ULA 2010 Merida State, Venezuela

EVENT HORIZON at Internatinal Biennal, Medira State, Venezuela

The International Biennial of Contemporary Art ULA-2010 will be the largest and most ambitious cultural event produced in Venezuela during the last decade. The Biennial will be held from October 15 to November 15, 2010. This year, we will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Universidad de Los Andes.

The Biennial will occur throughout the entire city of Mérida, Venezuela. We will employ all the University campus, as well as commercial areas (shopping malls, hotels, bookstores, restaurants, nightclubs, etc.); public spaces (streets, squares, cultural centers, facades, etc.); emblematic and historic buildings (such as the Academy of Merida and the Former Governors House, circa 1580), among others. Our goal is to activate different urban spaces that will enrich the cultural development of the colonial city of Mérida, promoting the massive attendance and participation of people.

The Direction Office is headed by Mr. Yucef Merhi, while the Executive Production is in charge of the architect Maria Alicia Sánchez. There are professionals from different faculties working with us, including scholars and specialists from the Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Architecture and the Centre of Aesthetics Research. In addition to the patronage of the University, we have the support of the Embassy of Spain, who is promoting the Biennial overseas.

Curated by Richard Garet

Sound Artist:  Kamran Sadeghi

Title: Micro Series
Duration: 3’45”
Year: 2007

Sound Artist: i8u

Title: Event Horizon
Duration: 20’
Year: 2009

Sound Artist: Keiko Uenishi

Title: Sora-Mimi-Mari
Duration: 16’41”
Year: 2010

Sound Artist: Richard Garet

Title: Subtracted
Duration: 14’28”
Year: 2008

Sound Artist: Zimoun
Collaborator: Helena Gough (Sounds by Helena Gough Composition by Zimoun)
Title: Untitled
Duration: 9’44”
Year: 2010

Sound Artist: Ben Owen

Title: Four
Duration:  11’52”
Year: 2010

Sound Artist: Ben Owen

Title: 91025-5-1556
Duration: 12’31”
Year: 2009

Sound Artist: Richard Garet

Title: White Marks on White
Duration: 12’55”
Year: 2009

Sound Artist: Michael Schumacher

Title: Eros-Ion
Duration: 17’52”
Year: 2009

Sound Artist: Bryan Eubanks

Title: Defractions
Duration: 12’26”
Year: 2010