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

Montreal – Toronto 04.15.2004 – Pause

Gate, is a Web art project being created for the exhibit <PAUSE> curated by MobileGaze.


<PAUSE>addresses the notion of time as experienced in art and through technology. The exhibition aims at intercepting this stream of information in order to provide a disruption within this endless expanse of data—by providing the viewer with a vantage point, a moment of reflection and a slowing down in his/her interactive viewing habits. <PAUSE> will feature commissioned Web art projects by Canadian and international artists accompanied by descriptive essays to be presented via MobileGaze’s website.

Montréal Launch : Thursday April 15, 2004
Artist Talk: 3 pm
Web Launch: 5 pm
Performances: 7 pm
Presented in collaboration with:
4001, rue Berri, local 200
Montreal Quebec

Toronto Launch : Wednesday April 21, 2004
Artist Talk and Web Launch : 7 pm
Presented in collaboration with:
Images Off Screen 2004 / NEW MEDIA
and (+)
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 448

Yan Breuleux (Canada) = “Purblue Net.vers.1.2” (2003-4)
Jonah Brucker-Cohen (USA) = “Audiobored” (2003-4)
Grégory Chatonsky (France) = “1=1” (2004)
David Clark (Canada) = “Likewise” (2004)
David Crawford (USA) = “Stop Motion Studies” (2003-4)
Paul Devens (Netherlands) = “Dial(key)” (2004)
Reynald Drouhin + Emilie Pitoiset (France) = “Data-raw” (2003-4)
Peter Horvath (Canada) = “Album” (2004)
I8U (Canada) = “Gate” (2004)
MTAA (USA) = “Five Small Videos About Interruption and Disappearing” (2003)

MobileGaze is an artist collective dedicated to promoting, presenting and discussing new media works. Founded in Montréal in 1999 by Brad Todd and Valérie Lamontagne, MobileGaze showcases and digitally based works; interviews with media artists and cultural producers; critical writing on the impact of technology in the arts; and live Web cast events. MobileGaze serves as a platform for artists and critics interested in exchanging ideas around new media and produces thematically centred exhibitions challenging the uses of audio, video, networks and telematics by artists. MobileGaze’s previous projects include the online exhibition Matter + Memory and a series of online magazine-format dossiers and interviews