Émile Morin

Émile Morin is an independent artist based in Québec. His numerous installations and scenic artworks have been presented in Europe, in Australia, in the United States of America and in Canada. Several examples: Châtelet de Paris (France), Tesla of Berlin (Germany), BEAP Festival (Perth, Australia), Banff Centre and at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Canada).

His professional trajectory is comprised of an uninterrupted artistic practice and the management of several artistic institutions recognized for their originality: Recto Verso and its festival Mois Multi, as well as Avatar, an association for sound creation. Developing critical thinking within pioneer creative groups has fostered thorough knowledge of multidisciplinary creation and digital art (in practice and in theory). He has developed innovative and creative strategies, as well as unprecedented technical devices. Furthermore, he has collaborated to several national and international events, as well as governmental structures, as consultant and thinker, in order to analyze, understand and define the parameters of new axes of creation, whether it be in digital or multidisciplinary art.

Based on what he calls “the aesthetics of complexity”, his work calls upon and juxtaposes several disciplines in order to elaborate installation, scenic spaces, immersive artworks and “dramatic” constructions. The multidisciplinary characteristic of his works reveals its uniqueness in its systematic use of a multitude of mechanical devices that reproduce or deflects effects and phenomenas, as well as movements of nature or the primary function of objects themselves.

The conception of sound and visual devices provokes and modifies the spectators’ perception modes and their spatial comprehension. For many years, Émile Morin has been making intensive use, with a critical stance, of digital technologies.