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Concept art game, Ahreum Lee, 2022

Montreal, February 15th, 2022 - perte de signal is relaunching its international activities and residencies.

SPOROBOLE / perte de signal
///SHERBROOKE / MONTREAL///
Ahreum Lee
January 10th to March 18th , 2022

The artist-run centers perte de signal (Montreal) and SPOROBOLE (Sherbrooke) are launching a joint creative residency project for the production of “art game” type works. 

  • "Always somewhat on the fringes of contemporary art, experimental video games are an artistic practice that has existed for many years, as evidenced by iconic works such as Super Mario Clouds (2002) by American artist Cory Arcangel, for n to name just one. Playing on the periphery of an international industry that is as powerful as it is lucrative, the almost unclassifiable artistic experimentation represented by this type of work nevertheless deserves to be highlighted, valued and reflected upon. In addition, the ambiguity of the relationship to the body exacerbated by the pandemic of this past year enriches the reflection – both conceptually and materially – surrounding the creation of experimental games. Indeed, is the virtualization of the body in the process of establishing new ways of being in the world? Does it embody a change of artistic paradigm? We thus wish, through these residences, to open the discussion and contribute to the development of this artistic practice."
    -Nathalie Bachand


At perte de signal, artist Arheum Lee's selected project Gui is an art game based on Korean folklore called Cheo Nyeo Gui Shin/Virgin Ghost which was repeated many times during the Goryeo era (900 -1300) so far. During the residency, Lee revisits the story and character of Virgin Ghost with a feminist lens and integrates this story into a video game. The projects will be the subject of a publication and an exhibition in the fall of 2022.

Ahreum Lee is an interdisciplinary musician and media artist from Seoul, Korea, currently based in Montreal. Lee began her career as the co-founder and frontwoman of the experimental rock-art band Juck Juck Grunzie. After spending nearly a decade producing records and touring internationally, she extends her practice to video and multimedia installation work.

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perte de signal provides access to local and international digital networks. The centre encourages the research, creation, and dissemination of independent artists working in the digital arts. 


 

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Vivian Li, communications@perte-de-signal.org




 
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