International Residency (France)

Julien Poidevin
31.08 — 29.11 / 2015

Sporobole is proud to host French artist Julien Poidevin for a three-month residency. This residency is made possible by a partnership between CALQ (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec) and Institut Français.

In the context of the artist residency, Julien has installed a weather station on Sporobole’s roof that captures environmental data (wind, light). This data is then used and translated to activate two installations that echo each other.

The first proposition is a sound environment located outdoors, through Sporobole’s Sound Window diffusion system. All day, sound will be modulated, mixed and will “move”, to reflect the climate and its subtle variations.

The second proposition comprises a space that is modified by a sculptural installation made out of suspended metal tubes that are activated and resonate acoustically, thus creating sound shapes that shift according to wind velocity.


/// Julien Poidevin /// Présentation du projet de résidence /// from Sporobole on Vimeo.
Photographs : Julien Poidevin
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Recognizing the importance the Québec government accords to the establishment of durable cultural ties with France, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has concluded a three-year partnership agreement with the Institut français in order to offer Québec artists the opportunity to engage in residencies in France devoted to artistic renewal and creation in the realm of the digital arts.

The establishment of the residency program reflects the efforts of the French and Québec governments to support this sector and contribute to enhancing the influence of artists from their territories.


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