François Quévillon
Since 2008
Works in Montreal Canada

François Quévillon is an installation and media artist from Montreal (Quebec, Canada). His work explores phenomena of the world and perception through the implementation of processes sensitive to the public’s interference and to the environment’s variable conditions. He holds an M.A. degree in Visual and Media Arts from Université du Québec à Montréal, was a member of the Interstices research-creation group between 2001 and 2008, and joined Perte de Signal in 2009. His work was presented internationally in solo, group exhibitions and festivals (Elektra, Mois Multi, Espace [IM] Média, Biennale Internationale d'Art Numérique, FICFA, Bouillants, Art Rock, Show OFF Paris, Festival internacional de la imagen, FILE, Hipersónica, ISEA, etc.).
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François Quévillon - L'atomisation du temps - Elektra 12

Sat May 07, 2011 15:00 - Sat Jun 18, 2011

Montreal, Canada

L'atomisation du temps (The Atomization of Time) draws together images, videos and media installations that use the matrix structure of the digital image to visualize spatiotemporal phenomena. Retracing events lasting between one hour and one year, each representation is the result of a process in which pixels have individually captured fragments of successive moments. This temporal dislocation operation generates stratigraphic images which reveal the randomness, rhythms, intensities and transitory moments of a reality in constant flux.


The exhibition also includes 3D Point Clouds related to a work in progress. In the interactive installation Nébuleuses urbaines, these photogrammetric 3D models of urban spaces will be transformed according to the fluctuation of environmental data captured in real time on the Web.


In the works shown at Occurrence, the pixels of images and the points of 3D environments are used as space-time units in order to translate the variability of environmental conditions as well as the threshold of perception, the vague area where «noise» becomes a source of information.

5277 Avenue du Parc
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
H2V 4G9
Tuesday - Saturday, 12PM to 5PM.
Friday, 12PM to 8PM.

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Amplified Intimacies / Coefficients d'intimité

Sat Oct 18, 2008 00:00 - Tue Sep 16, 2008

Amplified Intimacies
an exhibition by Interstices


September 13 - October 18, 2008

4001, rue Berri, local 301
Montréal (Québec) Canada

Lynn Hughes and Jean Dubois

Matthew Biederman, Jean Dubois and Chloé Lefebvre, Karmen Franinovic, Ying Gao, Adad Hannah and Niklas Roy, Lynn Hughes and Heather Kelley with Geoffrey Jones, James Partaik, François Quévillon.

The communication networks that have developed over the last decade or so introduce a particular type of public space where social relations are amplified through the instant globalization of exchanges. Strangely, these exchanges are often filtered through anonymity. The broad use of pseudonyms, avatars or even fake identities suggests that electronic promiscuity across the networks needs to be counterbalanced by some form of privacy protection. Networked communication is, often, perceived as an opportunity for free expression with anybody and without any real physical exposure. Does this just imply some new form of psychological bubble, or are we looking at a whole new scale of human relationship?

E.T. Hall developped the notion of proxemy to describe the physical distance we maintain during interpersonal interaction. This is the space required by any living being in order to maintain a balanced relationship with its environment and with other living beings. Hall’s ideas can also be applied to notions of private and public space that, for example, architects routinely work with. And there is no doubt that the culture developing around the use of contemporary communication devices and simulation technologies has created a new proxemic. Do these technologies stretch or shrink the spaces between us?

In order to explore the poetic and sensual potential of the emerging proxemics between bodies, places and machine, the exhibition Amplified Intimacies looks closely at the interpersonal spaces that are increasingly sculpted by digital technologies. The exhibition brings together a range of different kinds of work, from site specific installations to interactive pieces with physical interfaces—taken from such varied fields as media arts, experimental architecture, fashion design, and interactive game design.

Interstices is an interuniversity research-creation group that was founded in 2001 by Lynn Hughes (Concordia University) and Jean Dubois (Université du Québec à Montréal). The group focuses on the aesthetic and poetic potential of tangible interfaces and interactive environments. It provides a environment for the conception, production, critical analysis, and dissemination of experimental projects by professors and graduate students.

Works explicitly produced for Interstices have been presented throughout Quebec (Elektra, Daïmon, Optica, Dare-Dare, Groupe Molior) and internationally (ISEA-Japan, File-São Paulo, Millenium Museum-Beijing, Wood Street Galleries-Pittsburgh…) and individual members of the group exhibit widely. The next round of projects by Interstices will explore the artistic convergence of media, architectural and urban spaces.



Les attracteurs étranges

Thu Mar 20, 2008 00:00 - Tue Mar 18, 2008

Les attracteurs étranges
An installation by François Quévillon
At CDEx, from March 20 to March 29 2008
Opening Thursday March 20 at 5 PM


405 Sainte-Catherine Est (JR-930 and JR-970)
Montréal, QC
Tuesday to Saturday, 1 PM to 6 PM