The Crystal Interface

Cette année, ELEKTRA et MUTEK ont synchronisé leurs dates pour marquer leur 15ème anniversaire et présenter un événement conjoint baptisé EM15. Dans le cadre de cette célébration, EM15 a organisé un concours international de création audiovisuelle sous le thème "The Crystal Interface", où les participants de moins de 30 ans devaient produire une oeuvre audiovisuelle de 3 minutes maximum. 

Le concours est maintenant terminé. Le jury, composé de Patti Schmidt (programmatrice MUTEK), Marion Carassou-Maillan (artiste et programmatrice VJ MUTEK), Pheek (artiste) et Nathalie Bachand (BIAN & Elektra) a selectionné 5 finalistes que vous pouvez visionner ci-dessous.

EM15 est heureux d'annoncer que c'est Hugues Clément qui a retenu les honneurs pour le prix du jury ainsi que pour le prix du public. Toutes nos félicitations à ce jeune artiste très inspirant! Il est suivi par Françoise Provencher et Ferenc Stenton qui reçoivent respectivement les 2è et 3è prix du Public.


Prix attribués aux gagnants du Prix du Public :
1er Prix
•       Logiciel Ableton Live9 (valeur 449 CAD)
•       Logiciel MadMapper (valeur 462 CAD)

2ème Prix 
•       Logiciel Modul8 (valeur 462 CAD)
•       Logiciel Liquid Rhythm de WaveDNA (valeur 144 CAD)

3ème Prix
•       Logiciel MadMapper (valeur 462 CAD)
•       Logiciel Liquid Rhythm de WaveDNA (valeur 144 CAD)

Prix attribués au gagnant du Prix du Jury :
•       Synthétiseur modulaire d'une valeur de 600 CAD fourni par MOOG AUDIO
•       Logiciel Modul8 (valeur 462 CAD)



•      La diffusion de leur composition sur EM15 du 19 mai au 30 juin 2014
•      La diffusion de leur composition sur écran au Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal du 27 mai au 2 juin 2014
•      Un logiciel d'introduction Liquid Rhythm de WaveDNA (valeur 55 CAD)
•      Un tee-shirt du festival




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  • VJ Radiance
    The Space Between Us

    The Space Between Us Artist Statement: During 2012 and 2013 as I was travelling throughout Europe, the landscape began to speak to me. . Arriving in Tallinn, Estonia to undertake a visual arts residency at Polymer Culture Factory I noticed that the geography was very different to that of my home country Australia and I was inspired to explore it. Walking was my way to engage with the landscape and became meditative— a space for reflection. I pondered the real and imagined distances between locations and also the emotional space and proximity between people separated by geography. My walks became both physical and psychological journeys. With my camera in hand I processed my surroundings, making meaning from my experiences and engaging with the new environment. I was interested in exploring ways to document and combine performance art and actions of physical endurance with digital media and live video. The way in which people navigate the physical landscape has been greatly impacted by new technology with printed maps diminishing to be replaced by screen-based maps. Maps are powerful tools of communication which show a point of view or inspire a journey in a particular environment. As universal instruments they can guide us not only from one destination to the next but provide a unique perspective on the world, selecting information and ‘framing’ the space presenting it in scale. In this work I have used the triangle as a motif to depict the journey from one destination to the next - A to B to C. The geography of a place is mapped through personal experiences, using macro and aerial footage to represent multiple perspectives and ways of understanding In Tallinn, Estonia I felt separated from loved ones by geographical distance. Digital media such as skype, email, facebook make people feel like they are closer through creating the illusion of closeness. It enables us to connect regardless of our physical locations. However it does not replace human interaction and intimacy.

  • Françoise Provencher

    One instant, individual molecules are randomly floating in the solvent, invisible. The next, they self assemble into large crystals, luminous forms emerging from the dark void. This audiovisual work captures the sense of wonder one has upon looking through a microscope, a witness to this crucial moment between nothingness and being. It bridges the artist's multifaceted occupations : physicist, electroacoustic composer and DIY filmmaker. This work is situated at the interface of nano-science and contemporary art, as it presents images of crystallizing self-assembling molecules used in cutting-edge organic electronics applications. The spectacular birth of these organized structures is captured in real-time by a camera affixed to a cross-polarized microscope. The music aims to make the crystallization phenomenon larger than life. This work is constantly sublimating the objects to see or the phenomena to hear to make them tumble into another dimension, less purely acoustic and more musical, more poetic.

  • Anne-Sophie Mongeau
    Crystalline Space

    Crystalline Space tente de représenter l'espace en son et en images. La texture cristalline des structures présentées dans cette vidéomusique permet de mettre en valeur la profondeur ainsi que l'espace occupé par l'objet dans un unviers en trois dimensions, du point de vue tant de la hauteur, de la largeur, que de la profondeur et même de son évoution au cours du temps. La musique a été composée en programmation en langage Python, de façon à intégrer une part d'aléatoire dans l'évolution des paysages sonores, grâce à différents types d'algorithmes.

  • Hugues Clément

    Coexistence entre formes/mouvements organiques et interventions graphiques, le tout connecté au son. Inspiration provenant des cavernes et cristaux.

  • Ferenc Stenton
    Refraction Interface

    Created solely with the use of practical in-camera effects, such as audio driven projections as the light source and broken prisms, "Refraction Interface" creates a foreign world where scale and depth are impossible to calculate.