New Goddesses (Accessories of Connection) is a collaborative project between artists Stephanie Castonguay and Émilie Mouchous.
"Ovolt is the quantum cat in the case still closed ..."
In the initial stage, the experience is conceived through the goddess “Ovolt”. It is with a playful and poetic approach that the visitor is invited to experiment, in intimacy or with a small group, the box devoted to our muse. This sound device consists of a modified biofeedback in which the fingers are inserted. Thus, the object binds us to the goddess and becomes a vector of connection through our bodies, which transforms the intensity of its sound frequencies.
The radiophonic narratives that accompanies the project creates the link between the stories of these women who have contributed to our history of electricity and technologies - the goddesses reinvent themselves in a fragmented temporality, allowing us to revisit our spiritual and electrical feminine heritage, to emerge as "new goddesses".
Émilie Mouchous is a Montreal-based sound artist who makes her own electronic instruments. Her spatial, temporal, and sonic explorations involve fabricating independent mini-systems in various formats such as radio transmissions, performance, electronic objects, site-specific interventions, web art, writings, and collaborative free improvisation. She finds inspiration in her observations of invasive, indigenous flora and fauna, and in the unique characteristics of the spaces she investigates. Her work has been presented in events such as the Biennale d’art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda; New York City’s BENT Festival; Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform in Chicago, Deep Wireless (NAISA, Toronto); Montréal’s MUTEK, Suoni per il Popolo, and Akousma festivals; the Centre d’artistes Caravansérail (Rimouski); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels); Kunstradio (Vienna); RadiaLx Festival de arte radio (Lisbon); and the Free Music Archive.
Fascinated by the origins of our current digital media, Stephanie Castonguay is an experimental artist who explores the materiality of our disrupted communications through her kinetic, visual and sound installations. Using DIY electronics with a hands-on and playful approach, she disassembles discarded parts to reveal the invisible and inaudible phenomenon from our forgotten, broken and obsolete technologies. Her work has been shown in Montreal (International Montreal/New Music festival, the International Digital Arts Biennial, Perte de Signal, Eastern Bloc, Fondation Molinari) and abroad (Centre Fokal, in Haiti). She has performed her work at festivals such as Sight & Sound, Ibrida Pluri, PirateBlocRadio and during Printemps Numériques.
- Émilie Mouchous
- STEPHANIE CASTONGUAY
SEPT. 8 TO OCT 14, 2017
FRIDAY SEPT. 8, 5PM
ARTIST TALK /
SATURDAY, SEPT 30, 3PM