Cadie Desbiens-Desmeules, AKA Push 1 stop, is an interactive media artist. Self-taught, she has worked in Montreal’s post-production and visual effects industry for 10 years where she specializes in digital composition. In 2008, she began VJing under the name Push 1 stop and slowly got into generative design using platforms like TouchDesigner, Processing and Notch. Her performances interweave 3D, audio-reactive visuals and live coding. Inspired by the post-humanist movement, Cadie’s work is characterized by a certain meticulousness in the construction of complex narrative environments. She is known for the realism of her organic textures and the finesse of her minimalist designs, which contribute to the development of abstract yet engaging stories made of palpable, near-physical images. Push 1 stop seeks to bring out the human in the process of digital creation and treats the computer as a real collaborator and not just a simple tool, allowing it great freedom. She works in theatres, museum’s installations, immersive environments such as the dome at the Society of Technological Arts (SAT), digital art festivals such as MUTEK, and has performed in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia.
She performs Membrane with Wiklow at this year's festival.