Ælab

Ælab

In the summer of 1996, Æ was initiated as an artistic research unit based on a philosophical exchange between artists Gisèle Trudel and Stéphane Claude, with the regular participation of other collaborators. Ælab’s commitment to collaboration and creative dissemination are ways of thinking and doing that try to bridge different methods of inquiry. Their process-oriented investigations creatively engage art and technology as intertwined with processual philosophies in an ecology of practices. Their work is presented regularly.

Gisèle Trudel
is an artist. She is also professor at the École des arts visuels et médiatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, co-founder of Grupmuv, the research group for drawing and the moving image. She was Co-Director of Hexagram, the International Network for Research-Creation in Media Arts, Design, Technology and Digital Culture (2012-15) and Director of Hexagram-UQAM (2011-13). Trudel was also co-chair of Re-create 2015, the 6th edition and the 10th anniversary of the international Media Art Histories Conference series, hosted by Hexagram in November 2015.

Stéphane Claude
is an electronic_acoustic composer and sound engineer.
 He is Head of Research, Audio Sector, at OBORO.
His research is based on integrating a conceptual and physiological framework of audio recording and sound installation for different diffusion contexts in the electronic arts. His interests gravitate around the communication of a formal aesthetic, of a transductive experience of the electronic medium, an exploration of digital signal processing, the parameters of acoustic and sound in spaces. His work has been published by DER (US), ATAK(JP), LINE (US), ORAL (CA), among others. As an audio consultant, he participates in the conception, production and integration of presentation spaces, of specialized analog and digital creation and production studios for artist run centers, institutions and independent sites.

 

Ælab à l’Usine C, Montréal, 2009. Photo : Jacques Perron