MUTEK: Fossilation Online

The Milieux Speculative Life BioLab is proud to announce that Fossilation will be showcased online as part of this year’s MUTEK festival.

Photos by Fossilation collective. Collage from MUTEK website.

Fossilation (2021) is a practice-based art and design research project, a research-creation project. It involves a collective of researchers and student-researchers from three leading institutions in the development of research-creation: Concordia University (Montreal, with the international network Hexagram and Milieux Institute), the École des Arts Décoratifs (with its EnsadLab laboratory and its Arts and Sciences Chair) and the University of Toronto Mississauga.


A bioplastic membrane floats above the floor like a film. Its colour is animated by fluctuating lights and cables that extend toward the ceiling. Embedded in its material, the imprint of an electronic display unit gradually disappears, like a fossil of our time. Connected to the tubes of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the membrane and its sensors convert the flows of the building into electricity. The unstable light testifies to interferences from the capture of residual energies and enhances an ecosystem in which the image composes with the space.


Fossilation was collectively produced by Brice Ammar-Khodja, Alexandra Bachmayer, Samuel Bianchini, Marie-Pier Boucher, Didier Bouchon, Maria Chekhanovich, Matthew Halpenny, Alice Jarry, Raphaëlle Kerbrat, Annie Leuridan, Vanessa Mardirossian, Asa Perlman, Philippe Vandal, and Lucile Vareilles.

For more information on Fossilation at MUTEK, please visit their website.

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