LUC COURCHESNE


 
Sitting in the Great Hall

www.courchel.net

Where are you?, 2005, interactive video installation, 390 x 549 x 549 cm (114" x 216" x 216")
 

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BIOGRAPHY

Luc Courchesne took part in the emergence of media arts thirty years ago when, as a video artist inspired by a generation of experimental filmmakers such as Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton, he adopted computer technologies. First delving into interactive portraiture, a great artistic tradition re-articulated in a new mould, his work has recently turned to another important genre, that of landscape. With his installations, "panoscopic" images, and a device of his own making used to create a sense of visual immersion, he transforms spectators into a visitors, actors and inhabitants of his experiential crafts. Born 1952 in Québec, Courchesne received a Bachelor's degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax (1974), and a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1984). He began his explorations in interactive video in 1984 when he co-authored Elastic Movies, one of the earliest experiments in the field, and since produced about 30 installation works and image series including Encyclopedia Chiaroscuro (1987), Portrait One (1990), Family Portrait (1993), Hall of Shadows (1996), Landscape One (1997), Passages (1998), Rendez-vous... (1999), Panoscopic Journal (1999-), Panoscope 360° (2000-), The Visitor: Living by Numbers (2001), Untitled (2004), Where are you? (2005), Horizons (2007), the Shores Series (2008-) and Icons (2009) in a co-creation with artist and choreographer Marie Chouinard.

His work is part of major collections in North America, Europe and Asia and has been shown extensively in galleries and museums worldwide including: the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Tokyo's InterCommunication Center (ICC), La Villette (Paris), ZKM/Medienmuseum (Karlsruhe), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, the Fundacion La Caixa (Barcelona) and Beijing's National Art Museum of China. Based in Montreal, Luc Courchesne is professor of design at Université de Montréal, founding member of the Society for Art and Technology [SAT], board member of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.



HIGHLIGHTS

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Portrait One   Family Portrait

Portrait One, 1990, interactive video installation for computer with touchpad, laserdisc player and video monitor, collection of the National Gallery of Canada (click for video documentation)
 
Family Portrait, 1993, interactive video installation for 4 networked computers with touchpads, 4 laserdisc players, 4 video projectors and 4 amplified speakers, installation view at the MoMA (New York) (click for video documentation)
     
Landscape One   The Visitor

Landscape One, 1997, interactive video panorama using 4 networked computers with touchpads and microphones, 4 laserdisc players, 4 video projectors and four amplified speakers, Distinction Prix Ars Electronica 1999 "Interactive Art,(click for video documentation)
 
The Visitor: Living by Numbers, 2001, interactive video panorama for computer with microphone and hemispheric projection system (Panoscope 360, exhibition view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney) (click for video documentation)
     
Panascopic 10   Panascopic 24

Images panoscopiques, installation view, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Nov. 2003
 
Lieux / Places, installation view, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Jan. 2006
     
Shores   Ocean Beach

Shores series, installation view, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Jan. 2009
 
Where Are You? 2010, an immersive and interactive experience for the Panoscope 360°, (click for video documentation)



WORKS FOR SALE

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PFOAC EXHIBITIONS

October 2016 - "Bordering the Fantastic" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
August 2014 - "Luminescences MTL - TO" (group), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
July 2014 - "Luminescences MTL - TO" (group), at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2014 - "Papier 14" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2012 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
May 2014 - "Vue d'ensemble" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
March 2013 - "Framed Immersions" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain @ Centre Space
July 2012 "Between the Sea and the Sky" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
July 2011 - "Corporel" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
December 2010 - "AQUA Art Miam"i (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
June 2010 - "Looking Back" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
January 2009 - "Luc Courchesne" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2008 -" Toronto International Art Fair" (group show), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
December 2007 - "Photo Miami" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2007 - "Show Off Paris" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
April 2007 - "Art Chicago" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
February 2007 - "ARCO Madrid" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
November 2006 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
September 2006 - Art 212 New York (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
July 2006 - "Verdure" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
May 2006 -"Art Chicago" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
March 2006 -"DIVA" (solo), New York, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
February 2006 - "ARCO Madrid" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
January 2006 - "Lieux/Places" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
November 2005 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
Apirl 2005 - "Art Chicago" (group), kiosque Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
November 2003 - "Images panoscopiques" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain


LINKS

Luc Courchesne's page on Vimeo
Website of You are here, a site-specific installation at the BMO Project Room (Toronto) 2011
Luc Courchesne's page on the website of the Fondation Daniel Langlois
Website of the Panoscope 360°, designed by Luc Courchesne
Lecture by Luc Courchesne at e-magiciens conference, Valenciennes (France), December 2010, in French
Jocelyne Lepage. 'Champion du 360 degrés' La Presse (online) 21 February 2009
Eloi Desjardins. 'Interview with Luc Courchesne' Un show de mot'arts, CHOQ.FM(Radio) 3 February 2009 (in French)
Brain Massumi. "PANOSCOPIA The Panoramic Photography of Luc Courchesne"published in Ciel Variable magazine, April 2003
PORTFOLIO - Luc Courchesne, Journal panoscopique, Ciel Variable magazine, April 2003


ARTIST'S C.V.

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