François Quévillon


Dérive was an interactive installation that invited spectators to explore models of cities and geographic locations that changed based on environmental data collected on the Internet.

An artificial vision interface allowed the audience to interact with the images, whose appearance and recognisability were determined by current meteorological and astronomic information from the place in the city or the place they were considering. In addition to the visual model, data transmitted by remote environmental sensors was also translated into acoustic signals.

This project began in 2010 during the Géographies variables residency program. In 2012 Avatar hosted François Quévillon for the follow-up to his project as part of an exchange with the Museum of Sounds and Images in São Paulo, Brazil, and partnerships with La Bande Vidéo and La Chambre Blanche.

François Quévillon develops an interdisciplinary practice through installation, video, photography, sound, and a variety of digital technologies. His apparatuses explore the phenomena of the world and of perception, through the implementation of processes that are sensible to their variations and to the interferences of contextual elements. His work examines the interactions of environmental, socio-cultural, and technological issues; the ways technologies affect or redefine our cognitive processes, our environment, our relation to space, time, and to other people. He holds a master’s degree in visual and media arts from the UQAM (2008). His works have been presented in many international exhibitions and events, including New Frontier in Sundance (Park City), Quebec Digital Art in New York, ISEA (Dubaï and Albuquerque), FILE (São Paulo), IndieBo (Bogotá), LOOP Barcelona, Contemporary Istanbul, Show Off Paris, Festival de la Imagen (Manizales), ECCV (Munich), Mois Multi (Québec City), Espace [IM] Média (Sherbrooke), RIDM, Elektra and BIAN (Montréal).

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