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Montreal, April 7, 2022 - the members of Emerging project, mentorship program initiated by perte de signal, present Phusis from April 21 to April 30, at the rustines_lab.

Coming from the fields of media and digital arts, the collective comprising of Sam Bourgault, Emma Forgues, Nima Navab and Claude Périard, presents the fruits of their work within the mentoring program Emerging project. Through a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach, the collective brings us Phusis, an exhibition of a triptych of installations.

The three works of the triptych: BI_OHM by Claude Périard, parcours corporel/body circuit by Emma Forgues and Sam Bourgault, and Dissipative Topologies by Nima Navab, seek to develop innovative technological processes that are inspired by biological and atmospheric processes. Whether through the algorithmic interaction between bacterial colony and sound signals (BI_OHM), through the interaction between body and robotics (parcours corporel/body circuit), or through the interaction between electromagnetic components and clouds (Dissipative Topologies), Phusis explores the possible relationships between technologies and emerging mediums.

perte de signal
5445, De Gaspé, #107

Vernissage_April 21, 2022, 5pm
Web diffusion_April 26, 2022, 2pm
Exhibition_April 21 - April 30, 2022
12-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday

parcours corporel/body circuit, Emma Forgues and Sam Bourgault, 2022

parcours corporel / body circuit

A kinetic installation that explores human-robot interaction through sensuality. The piece acts as an haptic circuit where machines vibrates, inflate and caress soft disarticulated human limbs.

Emma Forgues and Sam Bourgault explore the relationship between new technologies and the female body through performance and installation. They develop systems allowing them to physically and digitally investigate the current socio-political impacts of these technologies.

BI_OHM, Claude Périard, 2022


The colours and movements of different protozoa (living microscopic organisms) are captured by a microscope and determine a soundtrack in real time in a multi-channel sound installation.

Claude Périard is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal whose work focuses primarily on sound art. In addition to completing a bachelor's degree in digital music at the Université de Montréal, they have released a dozen albums of pop and experimental music, sound installations and experimental films. 

Dissipative Topologies, Nima Navab, 2022

Dissipative Topologies

A fluid kinetic sculpture that creates micro-clouds of different textures within a reflective pool. Working with porous media and atmospheric dynamics, the project highlights the performative qualities found in transformative states of matter.

Situated at the intersection of media arts, design and architecture, Nima Navab uses ephemeral media to explore concepts of transition, configuration and impermanence. From artistic installations to architectural design to multi-sensory performances, these concepts act as a driving force to engage with atmospheric processes.   

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The Emerging project is a mentorship program. Halfway between a commission and a residency, it offers support to a group of emerging artists in the development, production, presentation and promotion of a large-scale collective artistic project in new media on a period of one (1) to two (2) years.

In 2002, the idea for this program came up after observing the difficulties faced by young artists between the end of their studies and the beginning of their professional artistic career. It aims to assist them during this transition period by offering a framework allowing them to acquire professional artistic experience. This program requires the artists to be involved in the overall development of their project, as in the search for funding, the ideation, the production and the search for a place of dissemination as well as in the promotion of the project. This particularity provides participating artists with the tools to pursue their professional artistic career, which not only allow them to carry out an artistic idea, but also a project in its whole. Thus, the mentorship offered by the organization is of a logistical and financial nature, the artistic content being entirely in the hands of the participating artists.


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. 


Vivian Li,

perte de signal remercie le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, le Conseil des arts de Montréal, le Conseil des Arts du Canada, le service culturel de la ville de Montréal, le Ministère de la culture et des communications, le Ministère des relations internationales et de la francophonie pour leur soutien financier.

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