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I.A.rt Colloquium: Artificiel Intelligence and Data Serving Creative Work for Public Spaces

19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE

Montréal, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — As its 2nd edition approaches, Illuminart is proud to participate in the I.A.rt Colloquium: artificial intelligence at the service of creation in public space, presented by the Quartier des Spectacles Pertnership in collaboration with Montréal joue and UQAM, to be held Thursday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pavillon Sherbrooke of UQAM (200 Sherbrooke St. W.). Addressing the way in which data and artificial intelligence can contribute to new artistic and creative experiences in public space, this symposium extends and deepens the artistic thinking that underpins Illuminart: that of showcasing interactive, unifying and innovative works in the heart of urban spaces. In addition, this symposium allows Illuminart and all our local creators to enlarge their networks and increase their international reach and profile. Thanks to the support of Canadian Heritage, a dozen foreign broadcasters will be present to support local creators and promote the export of works. Illuminart is presented by the Casino de Montréal from February 22 to March 4 as part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE.

A unique event that opens avenues of thought

Hosted byMatthieu Dugal, the I.A.rt Colloquium offers an entire day of conferences and project presentations unveiling the possibilities and perspectives of new technologies. Speakers will include designers from such organizations as Ubisoft, Element.ai, National Film Board of Canada, IBM, Réalisations and UQAM.
Complete program: quartierdesspectacles.com/en/colloque-i-a-rt

Experience this extraordinary event by purchasing tickets at the fares below:
Symposium and cocktail — Full fare: $80 — Student: $40
Cocktail only — Full fare: $20

The I.A.rt Colloquium is supported by the City of Montréal, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, the ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Occupation du territoire and Canadian Heritage.

Illuminart: art, illumination and technology serving a collective creative experience

With 13 installations fusing art, illumination and technology in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, Illuminart presented by Casino de Montréal explores a number of issues addressed by the I.A.rt Colloquium. Each of the works presented takes its own approach to questioning the links between art and public space public, contributing to creating an enriching and dynamic interactive experience.

PropolisAs an example, Propolis, presented by Bell and created by the students of the UQAM École des médias interactifs, unfolds in two distinct zones of the Quartier des Spectacles: on Émery Street, and the Promenade des Artistes. Inspired by the collective activity of bees, the work allows the public gathering in two different spaces to interact, creating—together and separately—a natural substance with unpolluting properties.

NOR MINDSimilarly, NOR MIND, conceived and created by Daniel Iregui, is an interactive sculpture that reacts to touch, with geometric patterns covering its surface in constant flux. Invited to interact with the piece, the public disrupts the rhythm of the patterns with the movements of their hands and bodies. Via geometric shapes, natural undulations and synthetic sounds inspired by nature, the experience explore contradictory emotions, divided into four different chapters. NOR MIND is co-presented with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

The 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE runs from February 22 to March 4, 2018

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