Defrost

Defrost, video installation, 2001.

Defrost is a video installation that explores the different states of matter by orchestrating its transformation. It presents diverse phenomena generated by thermal contrasts which evolve in crescendo.

The installation consist of three screens and six audio channels which are configured according to the exhibition space.

Presentations:

Balance Unbalance 2017 – A Sense of Place (Plymouth, UK, 2017).
– West Antarctic Ice Sheet Traveling Art Exhibition. Museum of the North (Fairbanks, AK, USA, 2016), WAIS Divide (Antarctica, 2016-17), McMurdo Station (Antarctica, 2017), National Science Foundation (Washington, DC, USA, 2017) and Christchurch airport terminal (Christchurch, New Zealand, 2017-18).
IndieBo (Bogota, Colombia, 2015).
Espace F (Matane, Quebec, Canada, 2015).
Plugin Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey, 2014).
– Centre des sciences de Montréal, Papilles et pixels (Montreal, Canada, 2014).
– MECA, BorderBody – Mixing Identities (Almeria, Spain, 2014).
– Palazzo Barone Ferrara, BorderBody – Mixing Identities (Bari, Italy, 2014).
– Espace Pierre Cardin (SHOW OFF, Paris, France, 2013)
– Centro Cultural y de Convenciones Teatro los Fundadores, Festival internacional de la imagen (Manizales, Colombia, 2013).
– Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts de l’Université Balamand (Vidéo XYV, Sin el Fil, Lebanon, 2008).
– Galerie Séquence (Trafic’Art 4 [Change]ment, Chicoutimi, Quebec, 2007).
– Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montreal, Quebec, 2005).
– Casa Caldeiras, FILE HIPERSÔNICA 2004 (Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, São Paulo, Brazil, 2004).
– American Can (Agora Festif, Montreal, Quebec, 2003).
– La Bande Vidéo (Vidéaste Recherché(e) 2002, Quebec, Quebec, 2012), New Images Jury Award.
– Société des arts technologiques (Promo 4.1 – SAT, Montreal, Quebec, 2002).
– Galerie de L’UQAM (Paramètre 2001, Montreal, Quebec, 2001), Special mention from the jury.

Press:
Microclimat. Article de Jean-François Caron, Voir (Saguenay/Alma), 30 août 2007. Chicoutimi, Canada.
– Defrost : installation vidéo de François Quévillon. Article by Ève Lefebvre MacDougall. L’interligne, Vol.9, No 4. March 4, 2005. Montreal, Canada.
– Festival internacional de linguagem electrônica. FILE 2004 Catalog under the direction of Paula Perissinotto and Ricardo Barretto. São Paulo, Brazil.
Installing Water in the Art Gallery and the Human Mind. Interview with Benjamin Orlove, Glacier Hub, 2015. New York, USA.

Defrost, video installation, 2001.

Defrost is a video installation that explores the different states of matter by orchestrating its transformation. It presents diverse phenomena generated by thermal contrasts which evolve in crescendo.

The installation consist of three screens and six audio channels which are configured according to the exhibition space.

Presentations:

Balance Unbalance 2017 – A Sense of Place (Plymouth, UK, 2017).
– West Antarctic Ice Sheet Traveling Art Exhibition. Museum of the North (Fairbanks, AK, USA, 2016), WAIS Divide (Antarctica, 2016-17), McMurdo Station (Antarctica, 2017), National Science Foundation (Washington, DC, USA, 2017) and Christchurch airport terminal (Christchurch, New Zealand, 2017-18).
IndieBo (Bogota, Colombia, 2015).
Espace F (Matane, Quebec, Canada, 2015).
Plugin Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey, 2014).
– Centre des sciences de Montréal, Papilles et pixels (Montreal, Canada, 2014).
– MECA, BorderBody – Mixing Identities (Almeria, Spain, 2014).
– Palazzo Barone Ferrara, BorderBody – Mixing Identities (Bari, Italy, 2014).
– Espace Pierre Cardin (SHOW OFF, Paris, France, 2013)
– Centro Cultural y de Convenciones Teatro los Fundadores, Festival internacional de la imagen (Manizales, Colombia, 2013).
– Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts de l’Université Balamand (Vidéo XYV, Sin el Fil, Lebanon, 2008).
– Galerie Séquence (Trafic’Art 4 [Change]ment, Chicoutimi, Quebec, 2007).
– Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montreal, Quebec, 2005).
– Casa Caldeiras, FILE HIPERSÔNICA 2004 (Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, São Paulo, Brazil, 2004).
– American Can (Agora Festif, Montreal, Quebec, 2003).
– La Bande Vidéo (Vidéaste Recherché(e) 2002, Quebec, Quebec, 2012), New Images Jury Award.
– Société des arts technologiques (Promo 4.1 – SAT, Montreal, Quebec, 2002).
– Galerie de L’UQAM (Paramètre 2001, Montreal, Quebec, 2001), Special mention from the jury.

Press:
Microclimat. Article de Jean-François Caron, Voir (Saguenay/Alma), 30 août 2007. Chicoutimi, Canada.
– Defrost : installation vidéo de François Quévillon. Article by Ève Lefebvre MacDougall. L’interligne, Vol.9, No 4. March 4, 2005. Montreal, Canada.
– Festival internacional de linguagem electrônica. FILE 2004 Catalog under the direction of Paula Perissinotto and Ricardo Barretto. São Paulo, Brazil.
Installing Water in the Art Gallery and the Human Mind. Interview with Benjamin Orlove, Glacier Hub, 2015. New York, USA.