EM15 Celebrating 15 Years of Digital Arts and Electronic Music

EM15_logoEM15 is an annual event in Montréal that celebrated its 15th anniversary this year by joining forces with ELEKTRA and MUTEK to create a mind numbing 6 day long series of events. The more then 80 indoor and outdoor performances held throughout the Quartier des spectacles and other sites through out Montréal, ranged from performances, symposium, panels, workshops and the International Marketplace for Digital Arts. Running through out the day and well into the evening this festival presented big names in electronic music from all over the world along side emergent talent.

This one-of-a kind event in association with the National Film Board of Canada presented eight projections through out the city that transformed the outdoor spaces into dynamic video experiences inspired by and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren. Société des Arts Technologiques presented immersive performances in the Satosphère by Quantum, Nimbes, IRM to name a few.

The EM15 event was also joined by BIAN’s second international Digital Arts Biennale held at the Museum of Contemporary Art and across 30 exhibition spaces in the city that featured art installations and presentations on the theme of physicality titled Physical/ite.

To cap this off the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal presents for the first time in Montreal “C4I” a film work by the Japanese sound and video artist Ryoji Ikeda.

Montréal has pulled out the stops to present an awe inspiring series of events. What an exciting opportunity this was to view so many innovative works operating at art’s cutting edge.

China Blue

China Blue

China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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