A second tutorial revealing the technical tips of Nady Larchet !
Avatar is happy to unveil the second clip of its Technical Desserts, a whimsical initiative to offer technical advice through the practices of artist members and artists in residency. As they demystify technical processes involved in the creation of installations, mechanisms, and prototypes, the Technical Desserts highlight the equipment and expertise available to artists at Avatar. Unravelling a world of possibilities, the series of clips presents artists’ perspective on technique as a constituent of sound and electronic art.
For the second clip of the series, Avatar has asked member and interdisciplinary artist Nady Larchet to play along. With a low tech approach promoting experimentation, the artist presents the various protagonists required to create an electromagnetic fields recorder. The device amplifies the electromagnetic waves produced by machines of our daily life, creating an element of surprise. Setting forth an intuitive method that recalls the execution of a culinary recipe, the clip encourages us to give way to our technical initiatives!
To those interested: most elements of the circuit can be found in an electronic shop. Otherwise, Nady recommends online shops Digikey.com and Abra-electronics.com!
About Nady Larchet
Following a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Nady Larchet is pursuing her researches as part of a master’s degree in visual arts at the Université Laval. Receiving the René-Richard master’s scholarship has allowed her to carry out researches in residency at artist-run centre Avatar. Sound and electronic art has been omnipresent in her practice for many years, in a process that mostly revolves around the question of the invisible in daily life. Her work has been presented as part of many collective exhibitions, including at the Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the Maison Lachaîne in Sainte-Thérèse de Blainville. Recently she created a sound installation for a work by artist Joëlle Tremblay which is exhibited at the pavillon de l’éducation of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
The Technical Desserts are an original idea of Avatar’s Nathalie LeBlanc. Josiane Roberge has been selected to design and direct the clips. Thanks to the artists and members who have played along!