Push 1 stop

Push 1 stop (CA/QC)

Gleefully muddying the waters between 3D motion design and generative art, Push 1 stop's work ranges from incredibly varied installation and site-specific artistry to live performances that weave complex visual narratives into immersive environments.

As Push 1 stop, Cadie Desbiens combines her background in video and photography with her work in postproduction and special effects. The result is both fluid optical illusion and animated realism. Push 1 stop has performed at Montréal’s Igloofest, Nuit Blanche, Festival TransAmériques, POP Montréal, C2 Montréal and other festivals and events. This year at MUTEK, Desbiens acts as both a scenographer for the main performance venues of the festival, and VJ—creating a complete environment for her roving embodied images and abstract storylines to entwine with live music.

Digi Lab
MUTEK 2019, buenos-aires

Sala 511 - CCK

La artista canadiense hablará sobre los vínculos entre el diseño 3D y el arte generativo, elementos que se caracterizan por la acumulación de entornos narrativos elegantes, precisos y complejos presentados en sus espectáculos.

MUTEK 2016, montreal

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) - BWR Room

WHO: Montréal-based digital artist, post-production specialist and VJ Cadie Desbiens
STYLE: Live generative visuals in shifting prisms of colour, organic and filmic, evolving liquid geometries
LATEST WORK: Possible Worlds immersive video for the SAT’s 360 degree surround sound dome (2015)
MORE: She’s also performed visuals for Montréal’s Igloofest, Nuit Blanche, Festival TransAmériques, POP Montréal and Moby’s set at C2-MTL
MUTEKs: Montréal: 2015, 2012

Gleefully muddying the waters between 3D motion design and generative art, Push 1 Stop's output has been incredibly varied. While each of her performances is poles apart from the next, her live sets are invariably characterized by the build up of elegantly precise and complex narrative environments.

Cadie Desbiens has worked in the fields of postproduction and special effects for the past 10 years, with a background in video and photography. A compositing specialist and digital arts and electronic music enthusiast, she's also been VJing since 2008. After introducing her abstract visual narratives to the festival a few years back, Desbiens returned to MUTEK in 2015 to contribute to musician Kara-Lis Coverdale’s live set and Anthony Naples’s NOCTURNE show, bowling patrons over with the realism of her textures, the acuteness of her overlays and more than a few optical illusion games. At MUTEK this year, she unfolds more abstract storylines in embodied images you'll want to reach out and touch.


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