Valérie Lamontagne is a digital media designer-artist, theorist and curator researching techno-artistic frameworks that combine human/nonhuman agencies. Looking at the rich practice of performance art, social intervention and interactive installations – she is invested in developing responsive objects (specifically wearables) and interactive media scenarios which interlope the public-at-large, the environment and matter as “performer”.
She is the Founder and Director of 3lectromode, a design group invested in developing wearables which combine D-I-Y technology with current fashion research. Her work has been showcased in festivals, galleries and musuems across Canada, the United States, Central and South America and Europe. She holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in visual arts and is presently a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia University investigating “Performativity, Materiality and Laboratory Practices in Artistic Wearables” where she teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts.
Presentation of works by:
Guest curator : Valerie Lamontagne
Online as of November 13: http://www.mdq.org/ellipse + in the Musee
du Quebec cells.
An immersive evening of live multimedia performances: with the
artists Yan Breuleux and I8U. Friday, November 15, 9:00pm to 11:00pm.
Musee du Quebec Auditorium. Admission: $7 (students: $5)
Conference Web Art Now: with Valerie Lamontagne and the artists Peter
Horvath, Stephanie Shepherd, Brad Todd. Saturday, November 16,
2:00pm. Musee du Quebec Auditorium. Free Admission.
Conference Motion on the Web: with Valerie Lamontagne and the artists
Yan Breuleux, I8U, Vincent Leclerc. Saturday, November 23, 2:00pm.
Musee du Quebec Auditorium. Free Admission.
Musee du Quebec
Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, Quebec
1 866 220-2150
The Musee du Quebec is funded by the ministere de la Culture et des
Communications du Quebec.
-> Ellipse Art on the Web
-> MobileGaze: on-line culture.
-> Matter + Memory net.art exhibition
MobileGaze, a net art collective, presents a Web exhibition entitled
MATTER + MEMORY - divided into 4 thematic Nodes: Heart, Mind, Soul,
Body. Inspired by Henri Bergson's book, Matter and Memory, in which
the author states that "It is true that an image may be without being
perceived - it may be present without being represented - and the
distance between these two terms, presence and representation, seems
just to measure the interval between matter itself and our conscious
perception of matter." MATTER + MEMORY aims at bridging the chasm
between mind and body via the Web.
MATTER + MEMORY, curated by Valerie Lamontagne, unites 12 online
projects by the following artists: Boredomresearch (UK), Young-Hae
Chang Heavy Industries (South Korea), Gregory Chatonsky (France),
Lisa Cianci (Australia), Eric Deis (Canada), Peter Horvath (Canada),
Jessica Irish (USA), Alice Jarry & Nicholas Lauzon-Timm (Canada),
Waseem Khan (UK), Hidekazu Minami (Japan), Stanza (UK) and Igor
Stromajer (Slovenia). Presented in a specially conceived Web
environment the MATTER+MEMORY site was designed by Brad Todd. Each
thematic Node is accompanied by a theoretical text: Heart Node:
Pierre Robert; Mind Node: Esther Bourdages; Soul Node: Sylvie Parent;
and Body Node: Valerie Lamontagne.
MobileGaze wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts and the
Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
MobileGaze: on-line culture.
Matter + Memory net.art exhibition
McGill University Architecture Masters Reviews in Montreal, Canada.
3lectromode was invited critic for graduating masters students, April 24, 2013.
Smart Fabrics 9th Annual conference in San Francisco, USA.
3lectromode presented a talk on “How the culture of design, craft, and DIY propels smart fabrics innovation and industry” April 17-19, 2013.
Masterclass as part of the Couture Graphique exhibition at MOTI museum in Breda, Netherlands.
3lectromode presented a talk on “Fashion, Technology, Modernism & The Nouveau Modern” April 17, 2013.
CHI 2013 – Paris, France – April 27 – May 2, 2013
The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction.
DEAF 2012 — Rotterdam, Netherlands – May 16 – June 3, 2012
Dutch Electronic Arts Festival: The Power of Things
FILE 2013 — Sao Paulo, Brazil – Summer 2013
Electronic Language International Festival
Future Everything 2013 — Manchester, UK – March 21-14, 2013
Summit of Ideas & Digital Invention
HCII 2013 — Las Vagas, USA – July 21-16, 2013
15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
ISEA 2013 — Sydney, Australia – June 7-16, 2013
19th International Symposium on Electronic Art
NORDES 2013 — Copenhagen, Denmark - June 9-12, 2013
Nordic Design Research – Experiments in Design Research: Expressions, Knowledge, Critique
SMART FABRICS CONFERENCE – San Francisco, USA – April 17-19, 2013
The 9th annual Smart Fabrics conference is the industry leader event for textile innovation.
SMART TEXTILES SALON – Gent, Belgium – June 6, 2013
Prototype showcasing at the University of Gent! Even concept: ”show me what you got!”
TECHTEXTIL EXHIBITION & AVANTEX SYMPOSIUM – Frankfurt, Germany -
June 11-13, 2013
International Exhibition for Technical Fabrics with dedicated section on Smart Textiles. Avantex is a Symposium dedicated to Industrial applications of SFIT.
Transmediale 2013 — Berlin, Germany – January 29 – February 2, 2013
Berlin-based festival that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology.
TechnoSensual exhibition catalogue, which took place at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria, June 15 – September 2, 2012. Exhibition was curated by fashion-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht.
Valérie Lamontagne took part in a one month residency, organized an end-symposium, published an essay and conducted interviews with many of the exhibition participants, which are featured in the catalogue.
Conductive Fabrics & Velcro
Aracon conductive thread
Bekaert conductive fabrics, threads ad shielding textiles
Hook and Loop conductive velcro
Less EMF conductive fabric, thread, velcro, paint, ex-static fabric
Metalline conductive fabric
Noble Biomaterials anti-static and conductive materials
Shieldex Trading conductive fabric, thread, fabric zipper tape
Fine silver Products conductive thread, fabric, tape
Hedgehog Handworks metal wrapped conductive threads
JDR- Brazilian Elegance metal wrapped conductive thread
Tinsel Trading Company vintage metal threads and fabric
TITV Greiz Elitex silver coated yarn
Conductive Powders & Paints
Acheson Industries conductive screen printable silver inks and graphite-based pasters
Amazing Magnets ferrofluid
Atlantic Equiptment Engineers metal powders and compounds
Chemtronics conductive pen
Elemental Scientific, LLC metalic powders
DuPont carbon and silver conductors
SPI Supplies conductive powders and paints
Other Conductive Materials
Bare Conductive non-toxic conductive body paint
Briwax metal wool
Devcon metal filled epoxy adhesive
Ercon sensor materials
Seal Science conductive rubber
Zoflex conductive rubber
Velostat by 3M resistive plastic
Prototyping conference at the Medea Connectivity Lab in Malmö, Sweden.
3lectromode presented a talk on “Open Wearables” December 7-8, 2012.
Webelow Wear published an online review about 3lectromode on May 26, 2010.