Ma" (CA)

Ma” Carassou-Maillan, better known as Ma", is a Montréal-based visual artist, VJ and curator for digital arts and electronic festivals such as MUTEK and Igloofest, where she concerns herself with marrying a live, visual arts strand to the overall aesthetic of individual performances. Ma” has also spearheaded a number initiatives designed to promote electronic music and the digital arts, such as the first-ever VJ residency in France in 2005. A DIY, cathode-ray tinkerer, she draws her inspiration from nature, mathematics, music and generative art. As a VJ, she plays with projected light and geometric shapes, volumetric matter, transparencies and superimpositions to achieve somewhat flat, intricately otherworldly compositions. Her delightfully minimalist video sets follow the rhythm of the music in the manner of an ephemeral video painting, taking viewers on an abstracted journey to faraway lands. Performance live at NOCTURNE MUTEK 1.

NOCTURNE 3
MUTEK 2016, montreal

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) 04/06/2016

WHO: French-born, Montréal-based visual artist and VJ Marion Carassou-Maillan
STYLE: Ephemeral video-graphical paintings, generative imagery inspired by nature and mathematics
LATEST: A generative photo series and exhibition collected as Urban Glitch, Trace and Contours
MORE: She is also the VJ curator for MUTEK and Igloofest, coordinating visual artists with musical performances at the festivals for the last several years
MUTEKs: Montréal: 2015, 2014, 2013

A DIY, cathode-ray tinkerer, Ma” draws her inspiration from nature, mathematics, music and generative art. As a VJ, she plays with projected light and geometric shapes, volumetric matter, transparencies and superimpositions to achieve intricate, otherworldly compositions. Her delightfully minimalist sets follow the rhythm of the music in the manner of an ephemeral video painting, taking viewers on an abstracted journey to faraway lands.

From her earliest days in the milieu, she has spearheaded a number initiatives designed to promote electronic music and the digital arts, such as the first ever VJ residency in France in 2005, the Montréal-based audiovisual collective Cruz Control, and an ongoing blog and social media group to help consolidate the scene here. Having studied applied arts in France, her own practice is informed by painting, drawing and video art, and manifests itself in installations, mapping and VJing. She recently launched a series of generative photographic works that investigate frozen frames of code, nature, graphics and camera effects. This year at MUTEK she combines her considerable visual sensitivities with the emotive sounds of AND THE END OF EVERYTHING.

NOCTURNE 2
MUTEK 2016, montreal

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) 03/06/2016

WHO: French-born, Montréal-based visual artist and VJ Marion Carassou-Maillan
STYLE: Ephemeral video-graphical paintings, generative imagery inspired by nature and mathematics
LATEST: A generative photo series and exhibition collected as Urban Glitch, Trace and Contours
MORE: She is also the VJ curator for MUTEK and Igloofest, coordinating visual artists with musical performances at the festivals for the last several years
MUTEKs: Montréal: 2015, 2014, 2013

A DIY, cathode-ray tinkerer, Ma” draws her inspiration from nature, mathematics, music and generative art. As a VJ, she plays with projected light and geometric shapes, volumetric matter, transparencies and superimpositions to achieve intricate, otherworldly compositions. Her delightfully minimalist sets follow the rhythm of the music in the manner of an ephemeral video painting, taking viewers on an abstracted journey to faraway lands.

From her earliest days in the milieu, she has spearheaded a number initiatives designed to promote electronic music and the digital arts, such as the first ever VJ residency in France in 2005, the Montréal-based audiovisual collective Cruz Control, and an ongoing blog and social media group to help consolidate the scene here. Having studied applied arts in France, her own practice is informed by painting, drawing and video art, and manifests itself in installations, mapping and VJing. She recently launched a series of generative photographic works that investigate frozen frames of code, nature, graphics and camera effects. This year at MUTEK she combines her considerable visual sensitivities with SIMON CHIONI.

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