Milo Reinhardt is an emerging multidisciplinary artist studying Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice at Concordia University. His work currently engages with a range of installation projects including audio-visual interactivity, experimental sound composition, immersive environments, and projection mapping. As an electronic musician, he produces as /||\||\ and as one half of the duo Sibian & Faun. Reinhardt has participated in a Red Bull Music Academy residency and has exhibited work and performed at Perte de Signal, galerie FOFA, Société des Arts Technologiques, and The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
Teo Zamudio is a Montreal based artist and designer who has shown at the Mexico Museo Tamayo 15th Biennial and is responsible for creating the identity and branding for Infinite Machine and Secret Songs. In 2013 he co-founded with Anjela Freyja, Freyja & Zamudio a Design Firm. Recent projects include projections, branding and web development for Sibian & Faun, Ryan Hemsworth, Secret Songs, Tiga, and Turbo Recordings.
Xavier León is a producer, composer and sound artist from Montreal, Canada. He is a student of electroacoustics at Concordia University, an alumni of the Red Bull Music Academy and currently runs a music studio for youth. He produces as one half of Sibian & Faun, Xavier León and under his newest alias, Witnessing.
susy.technology operates as a collective of artists based in Montréal (Tio'tia:ke). Founded in 2015 by Milo Reinhardt (/||\||\) and Teodoro Zamudio, susy.technology has since expanded to include Cat Lamoureux (Valeda) and Xavier Arocha (Witnessing). Their creative endeavours span the converging spheres of music, digital art, performance, sound design, and projection mapping. Responses to gendered violence and personal trauma, technological dependencies, border politics and Digital Death are at the core of their recent performances and online releases. The collective has developed audio-visual and installation works for MUTEK Montreal, La Société des arts technologiques, Red Bull Music Academy, Never Apart, Forms Festival, and Sight + Sound festival. susy.technology was awarded a prize as a finalist in MUTEK’s Next Era Audio-Visual Contest in 2017.
Collective members Xavier Arocha, Milo Reinhardt and Cat Lamoureux are all alumni of Red Bull Music Academy residencies, and in 2017 Teo Zamudio and Milo Reinhardt participated in an artist residency at the SAT. Following the presentation of Indivisible, the immersive artwork created during the SAT residency, they presented solo musical performances accompanied by fulldome projections in the context of a susy.technology showcase at the Société des Arts Technologiques.
In 2018, susy.technology presented a group show at Eastern Bloc featuring a video installation, a Virtual Reality experience, and live audio-visual performances. Their piece Indivisible was showcased at Sonar festival in June 2018, and the collective will premiere a live, extended rendition for MUTEK Montreal in August 2018.
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) - Main Room
WHO: Montreal-based art and media collective: Teodoro Zamudio (also known for T), Xavier León (Witnessing) and Milo Reinhardt (/||\||\)
STYLE: Hybrid ambient, techno and bass experiments fused with experimental audiovisual art
LATEST: /||\||\ – Dimensions of Hell (2016) Witnessing – Redivision (2015)
MORE: Redbull Music Academy Alumni
MUTEKs: Sibian & Faun: Montréal 2012, Xavier León: Montréal 2014, /||\||\: Montréal 2015
Founded on a concept that ties experimental electronic music and new media art into an evolving critical discourse on interactive media, cyberculture and augmented reality, Montréal collective susy.technology constructs an experimental electronic landscape for sound and visuals to live, thrive and unravel in.
Intent on refracting and reshaping the ever-increasing crush of data that shapes our lives, susy.technology’s immersive audiovisual environments shift perspectives on music and art, while underscoring a trajectory toward interconnected, multipersonal digital works. Working as a dynamic team, the trio assert their individuality while forging cohesive, social, evolving identities across several media fields. It’s out of this collaborative context and deconstructionist tension that the collective’s art truly takes form.
The collective’s members bring multiple disciplines into the susy.technology fray. Producer, composer and sound artist Xavier León recently released music under the name Witnessing and currently studies electroacoustics at Concordia University while also running a music studio for youth with a local non-profit organization. Multidisciplinary artist and producer Milo Reinhardt is also known as /||\||\ and as one half of duo Sibian & Faun. He’s participated in a Red Bull Music Academy residency, works in audiovisual installation, immersive sound composition and environments, interactivity and projection mapping, and studies Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice at Concordia, researching Digital Death in contemporary art. And Mexican-born multidisciplinary artist and designer Teodoro Zamudio, cofounder of design firm Freyja & Zamudio, has shown work at the Mexico Museo Tamayo 15th Biennial and creates identities and branding for international businesses, organizations and prominent artists within the electronic music community.
The artists of susy.technology return to MUTEK for a live opening night A/V performance, elaborating on their MUTEK 2015 debut of /||\||\’s Dimensions of Hell to merge deep atmospherics, tightly synchronized visuals and a futuristic pallet of driving percussion.