VALÉRIE LAMONTAGNE



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Profile

Valérie Lamontagne is an artist-designer and PhD scholar researching "Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion, Technologies and Laboratory Cultures" at Concordia University where she teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts. She has curated and collaborated on design and media arts exhibitions and events such as: "The Future of Fashion is Now" at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); "TechnoSensual" at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria (2012); "Clothing Without Cloth" at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); "Electromode" at Vancouver Winter Olympics, Canada (2010); "Sartorial Flux" at A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, USA (2006); "Ellipse" at Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, Canada (2002); and "Location / Dislocation" at New Museum, New York, USA (2001). Her artworks and designs have been featured internationally in festivals, galleries, museums, magazines and publications. She is the owner & designer at 3lectromode, a wearable electronics atelier dedicated to avant-garde crafting and consulting in fashionable technologies; and founder-director of Agence Simultané, a post-digital incubator and production company.


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ArtPerformance, interactive, photography


Featured projects

Masquerade

Masquerade features a series of 7 large-scale black and white digital photographs inspired by and utilizing film stills from Louis Feuillade’s 1915 film series Les Vampires. The project’s conceptual intention is to reveal innovative forms of female representation within a silent-film aesthetic.

Peau d'Âne

This project is part of a body of research that focuses on relational and ubiquitous performance. Investigating historical performance-centric contexts and adapting new scenarios for wearable and sensing technologies, “Peau d’Âne” seeks to create links between the symbolic percipience of fairy tales and current technological innovation. In particular, this project explores the potential for wearables to become agents of performativity.

Other art


CuratorialWearables, net.art, audio/video


Featured projects

Electromode @ Code Live

From research in science and art, wearable microcomputers and smart fabrics transform the body through dynamic, kinetic and shape-shifting garments that expand the body’s possibilities.

Sartorial Flux @ A+D

Sartorial Flux reflects on the changing nature of clothing and fashion in light of modern society’s increasingly nomadic and technologically ubiquitous lifestyle.

FLOAT: Sabrina Raaf @ OBORO

Sabrina Raaf’s exhibition Float playfully queries the relationship between humans and imaginative technological systems.

Other curatorial


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