Tourmente

Tourmente
by Jean Dubois

October 22 - October 25, 2015

Anita's Way
137 West 42nd Street
(The through block connecting W 42nd and W 43rd St. btwn 6th Ave and Broadway)
New York, NY

Open Hours
Every day, noon-8pm

Opening
Friday, October 23, 8pm

Artist Talk
Saturday, October 24, 2pm

Presented in association with CQAM.

Turbulence (Tourmente) is an interactive video installation which asks passersby to transform the facial reactions of the people on the screen by blowing into the microphone of their mobile phone. Depending on the intensity of exhaled breathe the displayed faces will be either caressed by a gentle breeze or shocked by a violent gust of wind. Beyond the surprise, this artwork invites us to consider how we are or aren't touched by the distress of others and how we can be connected to it without even suspecting it. Turbulence has been realized through a research-creation project in collaboration with the professor Ghyslain Gagnon of École supérieure de technologie with the support of Université du Québec à Montréal, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture and Hexagram.

Part of the program Québec Digital Art. #QDANY Event app and schedule may be downloaded at www.cqam.org/webapp

About the Artist
Jean Dubois lives and works in Montreal. His artistic practice and research wriggles both poetically and critically between digital devices, random structures, intersubjective reflections, textual imagery and site specific approaches. He teaches at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques. His artworks have been shown recently at the Aotea Centre (Auckland, N-Z), Musée des arts et métiers (Paris), Le Fresnoy – Studio national d’art contemporain (Lille), International Cyber Art Festival (St. Petersburg), and Biennale de Montréal (Canada).

About CQAM
The Conseil Québécois des Arts Médiatiques (CQAM) was founded in 1998. Recognized as Québec’s national
media arts organization since 2003, the CQAM represents and defends the interests of independent professional artists,
cultural workers and artist-run centres dedicated to the media arts.
www.cqam.org

This project has been made possible through support from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Counseil des arts et des letters Québec, Délégation générale du Québec à New York, Counseil des arts du Canada, and Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec.

For more information: www.cqam.org/webapp/#event/2515

photo: © Jean Dubois, 2015



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