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.


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 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:


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.