Active since 2001, the video art group TiND (short for thisisnotdesign) made its mark on the Montréal scene with boundless, astutely distilled live audiovisual experimentations ranging from video mapping to interactive installations. Using analog and digital tools that draw attention to technical imperfections and mastered errors (8-bit machinery, Ataris, VHS and distortion pedals), the collective initiated by Francis Théberge and Mylène Cavana propels audiences into immersive, glitch-laden laboratories of real-time experimentation, examining the rhythmic relationship between image and sound. Their flickering, glitch art-minded TRAME project received widespread kudos at Elektra (2009) and Geneva’s Mapping Festival, while their turbo-charged visual interventions worked like a charm when paired with singular techno duo Pulses at MUTEK_IMG. Expect Théberge to summon gray areas between the figurative and the abstract at EM15 with his crackerjack controlled improvisations.
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal 02/06/2014
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal 01/06/2014