Myriam Bleau: Unsculpt
Friday, April 29
Teatro de la Laboral
Inspired by the writings of Donna Haraway and the methodology of speculative architecture, Unsculpt by Myriam Bleau explores urban and natural scenes created from the assemblage of human and machine agencies. In this audiovisual performance, synthetic landscapes, generated with artificial intelligence, emerge as fragments of dreams, as faded postcards from an imagined future.
Human and natural constructions – mountains, sea shores, skyscrapers and facades – are digitally sampled, instanciated and assembled in animated collages. A fleeting materiality emerges, machine learning allowing for slow metamorphosis between textures and materials, from marble to silk, from concrete to flesh.
Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer based in Montréal. Using music and sound as a point of departure, she creates gestural electronic music performances, audiovisual interfaces, video works and installations that articulate sound, light, movement and images. Her work has been recognized and presented internationally, in festivals such as Prix Ars Electronica (AT), Japan Media Arts Prize (JP), Sónar (ES, HK), MUTEK (MX, CA, AR, JP), ISEA (CA, KR), Transmediale (DE).