Events

Waiting for Bárðarbunga.
PAVED Arts, Saskatoon (SK), Canada.
September 15 – October 21, 2017.

Conference at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Creation and New Media program at UQAT, Rouyn-Noranda (QC), Canada.
September 7, 2017.


Past events

Balance Unbalance 2017 – A Sense of Place.
Plymouth, UK.
August 21 – 23, 2017.

Distances : latences.
Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal (QC), Canada.
Curator : Nathalie Bachand. Exhibition for the 375th anniversary of Montréal : Un million d’horizons (1×19=1 000 000).
June 21 – August 20, 2017.

Artist in residence at Gros Morne National Park, partnership between The Rooms and Parks Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
June 26 – July 28, 2017.

POST-, La Minute vidéo Folie/Culture 2017.
La Chambre Blanche. Québec (QC), Canada.
May 10, 2017.

Artist in residence at La Chambre Blanche. Québec (QC), Canada.
March 13 – May 5, 2017.
Presentation March 30 at 5PM.

Artist in residence at Centre Sagamie. Alma (QC), Canada.
November 21-25, 2016.

Variations for strings and winds.
ARTVstudio. Montreal (QC), Canada.
June 21 – August 28, 2016.

Lost in Space.
Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension, Montreal (QC), Canada.
The International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN).
July 6 – August 28, 2016.

Waiting for Bárðarbunga.
Centre d’art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger, Victoriaville (QC), Canada.
Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville.
Curator : Érick D’Orion
May 16 – June 11, 2016.

Waiting for Bárðarbunga.
Presented at Manif d’art‘s window during Mois Multi 17.
600 côte d’Abraham, Québec (QC), Canada.
February 3-27, 2016.

Interdisciplinairy research residency in arts, sciences and technologies.
Collaboration between Sporobole and the 3IT of Université de Sherbrooke.
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
2014-2015.

Waiting for Bárðarbunga.
Presented from 4PM to midnight through Sporobole‘s window.
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.
December 10-18, 2015.

RIDM | Montreal International Documentary Festival
Norman-McLaren Hall of Cinémathèque québécoise.
335, De Maisonneuve East, Montreal, Québec, Canada.
November 12-22, 2015.

Spaces Under Scrutiny | Quebec Digital Art in NYC
Knockdown Center.
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, New York. USA.
October 22-24, 2015.

Éléments
Solo show at Espace F – GAM.
Matane, Quebec, Canada.
July 10 – September 20, 2015.

IndieBo – Festival de Cine Independiente de Bogotá
Bogotá, Colombia.
July 16 – 26, 2015.

LOOP Barcelona 2015
NOISE – Ruta del Gótico | Estudio Nómada.
Carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 7, 08002, Barcelona, Spain.
May 29 – 30, 2015.

New Frontier Exhibition at the Sundance Film Festival.
573 Main Street, Park City, USA.
January 23rd to 31st 2015.

Lives and Times of the Plateau
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
October 23rd 2013 to January 4th 2015.

Plugin Istanbul
Confluence, Perte de Signal members group exhibition.
The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center. Istanbul, Turkey.
Novembre 13th to 16th 2014.

FILE – Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica.
FIESP Cultural Center. São Paulo, Brazil.
August 25th to October 5th 2014.

Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna Residency.
Supported by the CCA and CALQ.
Reykjavík, Iceland.
August 2014.

Trace(s) – Festival des arts numériques.
Centre d’art rhodanien Saint-Maur, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France.
May 15th to June 4th 2014.

Papilles et pixels.
Montreal Science Centre. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
May 15th 2014.

Dérive at Électrochoc 9.
Halle Grenette, Bourgoin-Jallieu, France.
April 3rd to 12th 2014.

Neural 47, Art in the age of neurological reproduction
Neural issue #47 features an interview with Novi_sad and Neuroplanets’s artwork on its cover.

BorderBody – Mixing Identities
MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico. Almeria, Spain.
February 7th and 21st 2014.

BorderBody – Mixing Identities
Palazzo Barone Ferrara. Bari, Italy.
February 13th to 21st 2014.

The Wrong – The New Digital Art Biennale
Homeostasis Lab
November 1st 2013 to January 31st 2014.

Impermanence
Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre. Shown as part of the 27th edition of the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA). Thanks to the Canada Cousil for the Arts for its support.
Galerie Sans Nom.
Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada.
November 15th to December 20th 2013.

Show OFF
Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France.
October 21st to 23rd 2013.

Avatar’s 40 000 ans Electronic Publication.
Available September 21st 2013 on the iTune Store and on the web. It features a text by Nathalie Bachand about Dérive.
http://avatarquebec.org/40000ans/en/f_quevillon.html

Liminal Spaces curating for Espace [IM] Média 2013.
I’ve had the pleasure to invite and work with Isabelle Hayeur, Nelly-Ève Rajotte, Aram Bartholl and Niklas Roy for the 4th edition of Espace [IM] Média 2013, a biennal event dedicated to media art and digital culture. Their interventions will be shown throughout Sherbrooke (QC, Canada) from July 31 to August 2013.
More info and documentation can be found here.

Artwork for the album Neuroplanets, a project by sound artist and musician Novi_sad in collaboration with BJ Nilsen, Daniel Menche, Francisco López and Mika Vainio.

Defrost at Festival internacional de la imagen.
Centro Cultural y de Convenciones Teatro los Fundadores. Manizales, Colombia.
April 15th to 19th 2013.

Dérive at Mois Multi 14
Avatar, Quebec city (Quebec, Canada).
February 15th to 28th 2013, from 12PM to 6PM.
Opening February 14th 2013 at 6PM.

Dérive at ISEA2012 Albuquerque : Machine Wilderness
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (New Mexico, USA).
September 19th 2012 to January 6th 2013.

ISEA2012 review by THE Magazine (Santa Fe, NM).
ISEA2012 review by The Institute of Creative Technologies.
Interview with Larry Heard, Temporary Art Review.
KASA TV coverage of ISEA2012 at the Albuquerque Museum.

Artist in residence at Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo, Brazil).
Collaboration between MIS, Avatar, la Bande Vidéo and La chambre blanche.
November and December 2012.

Artist in residence at Avatar (Quebec city, QC, Canada).
November 2012.

Impermanence
Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre.
Espace Cercle Carré (Montreal, QC, Canada).
November 1st to 24th 2012.

Géographies variables
Group exhibition at Beenox Building (305 boul. Charest Est, 9th floor, Quebec city, QC, Canada).
October 19th to November 11th 2012.

Impermanence
Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre.
Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville (Drummondville, QC, Canada).
September 4th to October 21st 2012.

Dérivées locales
Perte de Signal’s Confluence exhibition at Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal, Canada) from May 3rd to June 2nd 2012. In collaboration with the International Digital Arts Biennial.

Dérive at Art Rock festival (Saint-Brieuc, France)
May 22nd to 28th 2012.

Dérive at Bouillants #4 // Frontières (Vern-sur-Seiche, France)
April 21st to May 20th 2012.

Presentation at the International Marketplace for Digital Arts.
Cinémathèque québécoise – Fernand-Séguin Theatre (Montreal, Canada).
May 4th 2012 at 3 PM.

Dérive
Solo exhibition at Galerie Verticale (Laval, Canada).
March 24th to April 28th 2012.
Presentation April 28th at noon organized in collaboration with the International Digital Arts Biennial.

Sabord magazine. March 2012 – no 91, Surveillance
Article by Annie Hudon Laroche about Chronoscopies and Dérive (in French).

Art Souterrain 2012
Montreal Central Station (Montreal, Canada).
February 25th to March 11th 2012.

Artist in residence at AADN (Lyon, France).
October 31st to November 23rd 2011.

Presentation of Dérive and of my residency’s work in progress.
Salle des Rancy. 249 Vendôme, Lyon.
November 11th and 12th 2011.

VENDU-SOLD 2011
Les éditions esse contemporary art benefit auction.
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Montreal, Canada).
November 17th 2011 at 6 PM.

Interstices – Coefficients d’intimité / Amplified Intimacies
Publication Launch at OBORO (Montreal, Canada).
November 10 2011.

Dérive at Espace [im] média
Outdoor interactive screen near the Marché de la Gare in Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada). From September 6 to 18 2011, 7h30 PM to midnight.

Artist in residence at Sporobole (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada), summer 2011.

L’atomisation du temps
Solo exhibition at Occurrence (5277 avenue du Parc, Montreal).
May 7th to June 18th 2011.
Presented in collaboration with Elektra.

Artist in residence at Est-Nord-Est, résidences d’artistes.
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (QC), Canada.
July 5 to August 27, 2021.

Météores is part of In absentia, Digital pavilion at The Wrong Biennale.
Foggia, Italy.

A selection of archival inkjet prints and lenticular prints is now available on FFOTO.
Interview with Craig D’Arville, FFOTO Co-founder and COO.

Météores 3542, 3647, 3686 and 3763, as well as Rooting : Infrastructure are available on Sedition.


Past events

Artist talk at Culture Côte-Nord‘s Territoires numériques event.
April 1st, 2021.

Exhaust at The Intense Pleasures of the Small File.
Colgate University. Hamilton, NY.
April 2, 2021.

Photo : Ricardo Savard, La Bande Vidéo.

Artist in residence at La Bande Vidéo.
Quebec City (QC), Canada.
March 9 to 28, 2021.

Apoptosis is part of La Bande Video’s Risky Topics program.

Participation to the Humaniteq Podcast IA, en route! episode about autonomous vehicles.

Artist in residence at La Bande Vidéo.
Quebec City (QC), Canada.
March 9 to 28, 2021.

Apoptosis is part of La Bande Video’s Risky Topics program.

Participation to the Humaniteq Podcast IA, en route! episode about autonomous vehicles.

Artist talk at Sympoietics : Hexagram’s Interdisciplinary Summit.
October 27th, 2020.

Quevillon Exhaust

Exhaust at Small File Media Festival.
August 10 to 20, 2020.

Artworks and Artificial Intelligence.
Online conference organized by CQAM.
April 7th, 2020.

Mirage Festival.
Les Subsistances, Lyon, France.
March 11 to 15, 2020.

Artificial intelligence in the media arts, industry and academic community.
Chaufferie d’Hexagram. Montréal (QC), Canada.
February 7, 2020.

Gravity solo exhibition at Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico) for Connecting the Dots.

Residency in Mexico City for Connecting the Dots in November and December 2019 in collaboration with UNAM’s Instituto de Geografía, SOMA, Centro Cultural de España en México, Centro de Cultura Digital, Fundación Telefónica México, Délégation générale du Québec à Mexico and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Curator and director : Carmen Salas
Producer : Finella Halligan

From November 4 to 18 : Residency and activities at SOMA.
December 5 : Connecting the Dots inauguration and screening of De Defrost a Météores (2001-2018) at Centro Cultural de España en México.
December 6 to 8 : Gravity exhibition at Centro de Cultura Digital.
December 7 : Connecting the Dots conferences and round table at Centro de Cultura Digital.

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Conduite algorithmique solo exhibition at MA, musée d’art de Rouyn-Noranda.
Rouyn-Noranda (QC), Canada.
October 11 to December 8, 2019.
Curator : Eric Mattson.

Fichiers temporaires exhibition.
October 8 to December 12, 2019.
Centre Sagamie.
Alma, Québec.
Part of Colloque Numérique 02.

Territories ; Explorations project with curator Eric Mattson.
Quebec, Canada.
October 2019.

Artist in residence at Centre Bang.
Chicoutimi (QC), Canada.
September 10 to 28, 2019.

FILE 2019 – Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica
FIESP Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil.
June 25 to August 11, 2019.

ISEA 2019 – Lux Aeterna Exhibition
Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.
June 22 to 28, 2019.

Artist in residence at Centre Bang.
Chicoutimi (QC), Canada.
May 22 to June 11, 2019.

Manœuvrer l'incontrôlable

Manoeuvering the Uncontrollable. Solo Exhibition at Expression.
Expression, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe (QC), Canada.
Exhibition : February 9 to April 21, 2019.
Opening : February 9 at 2PM.
Curator : Eric Mattson.

Review of Manœuvrer l’incontrôlable by Louise Boisclair in esse 96 – Conflict.

Artist talk at Regard Festival in collaboration with Centre Bang.
Chicoutimi (QC), Canada.
March 14, 2019, from 1 PM to 2:30 PM.

Artist in residence at Avatar
Avatar, Quebec (QC), Canada.
Residency : January 8-22, 2019.
Presentation and Algorithmic Drive performance : January 22, 2019.
Curator : Eric Mattson.

Manœuvres at NeurIPS 2018
Machine Learning for Creativity and Design Workshop Art Exhibition.
Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal (QC), Canada.
December 8, 2018.

Algorithmic Drive. BétaLab at Sporobole
Sporobole, Sherbrooke (QC), Canada.
Exhibition : November 5 – 24, 2018.
Opening : November 16 at 5PM.

From the Interface residence to “Algorithmic Drive”: a two-way journey.
Interview and text by Nathalie Bachand on Sporobole’s A future Salvo blog.

Algorithmic Drive. Artist in residence at Daïmôn and exhibition at La Filature
Daïmôn, Gatineau (QC), Canada.
Residency : October 15 – 25, 2018.
Open studio : October 22 – 24.
Artist talk : October 24 at 7PM.
Manœuvres video broadcast in La Filature’s salon space : October 16 – 27.
Curator : Eric Mattson.

European Conference on Computer Vision 2018 Art Exhibition
Gasteig Cultural Center, Munich. Germany.
September 8 – 14, 2018.

Météores à Miguasha

Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie – CHAOS
Miguasha National Park (QC), Canada.
Exhibition : July 15 – September 30, 2018.
Residency : August 2018.
Presentation : August 17, 2018 at 11AM at Miguasha National Park, Nouvellle (QC), Canada.
Round table : August 17, 2018 at 2PM at Foyer Hydro-Québec of Quai des Arts, Carleton-sur-Mer (QC), Canada.


CQAM-Turbulent Research Residency
Turbulent, Montreal (QC), Canada.
June 2018.


The Manœuvres video series can be watched on La Fabrique culturelle.
https://www.lafabriqueculturelle.tv/series/306/manoeuvres-de-francois-quevillon

Demi-journée de conférences et de réflexions sur l’art, la science et l’interdisciplinarité
Centre Bang, Chicoutimi (QC), Canada.
May 7th 2018 at 1PM.

Dérive
Communitech, Kitchener (ON), Canada.
Part of the Interaction exhibition co-curated by Jane Tingley and Alain Thibault.
January 25 – May 13, 2018.

VENDU-SOLD 2017
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. November 23rd 2017 at 6PM.

Waiting for Bárðarbunga
PAVED Arts, Saskatoon (SK), Canada. September 15 – October 21, 2017.

Photogrammetry Workshop
PAVED Arts, Saskatoon (SK), Canada. September 14 at 6PM.

Conference at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Creation and New Media program at UQAT, Rouyn-Noranda (QC), Canada. September 7, 2017.

Balance Unbalance 2017 – A Sense of Place.
Plymouth, United Kingdom. August 21 – 23, 2017.

Dérive on The Earth Issue

Distances : latences.
Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal (QC), Canada.
Curator : Nathalie Bachand. Exhibition for the 375th anniversary of Montréal : Un million d’horizons (1×19=1 000 000). June 21 – August 20, 2017.

Art in the Park. Artist in residence at Gros Morne National Park.
Partnership between The Rooms and Parks Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. June 26 – July 28, 2017.

Variations for Strings and Winds featured in ICEVIEW Volume 1. Available May 26, 2017.
Q & A with François Quévillon.

POST-, La Minute vidéo Folie/Culture 2017.
La Chambre Blanche. Québec (QC), Canada. May 10, 2017.

Artist in residence at La Chambre Blanche. Québec (QC), Canada. March 13 – May 5, 2017.
Presentation March 30 at 5PM.

Artist in residence at Centre Sagamie. Alma (QC), Canada.
November 21-25, 2016.

Variations for strings and winds.
ARTVstudio. Montreal (QC), Canada. June 21 – August 28, 2016.

Lost in Space.
Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension, Montreal (QC), Canada.
The International Digital Arts Biennial (BIAN). July 6 – August 28, 2016.

Waiting for Bárðarbunga.
Centre d’art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger, Victoriaville (QC), Canada.
Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville. Curator : Érick D’Orion. May 16 – June 11, 2016.

Waiting for Bárðarbunga.
Presented at Manif d’art‘s window during Mois Multi 17.
600 côte d’Abraham, Québec (QC), Canada. February 3-27, 2016.

Interdisciplinairy research residency in arts, sciences and technologies.
Collaboration between Sporobole and the 3IT of Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. 2014-2015.

Waiting for Bárðarbunga.
Presented from 4PM to midnight through Sporobole‘s window.
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. December 10-18, 2015.

RIDM | Montreal International Documentary Festival
Norman-McLaren Hall of Cinémathèque québécoise.
335, De Maisonneuve East, Montreal, Québec, Canada. November 12-22, 2015.

Spaces Under Scrutiny | Quebec Digital Art in NYC
Knockdown Center.
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, New York. USA. October 22-24, 2015.

Éléments
Solo show at Espace F – GAM.
Matane, Quebec, Canada. July 10 – September 20, 2015.

IndieBo – Festival de Cine Independiente de Bogotá
Bogotá, Colombia. July 16 – 26, 2015.

LOOP Barcelona 2015
NOISE – Ruta del Gótico | Estudio Nómada.
Carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 7, 08002, Barcelona, Spain. May 29 – 30, 2015.

New Frontier Exhibition at the Sundance Film Festival.
573 Main Street, Park City, USA. January 23rd to 31st 2015.

Lives and Times of the Plateau
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. October 23rd 2013 to January 4th 2015.

Plugin Istanbul
Confluence, Perte de Signal members group exhibition.
The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center. Istanbul, Turkey. November 13-16, 2014.

FILE – Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica.
FIESP Cultural Center. São Paulo, Brazil. August 25th to October 5th 2014.

Samband íslenskra myndlistarmanna Residency.
Supported by the CCA and CALQ. Reykjavík, Iceland. August 2014.

Trace(s) – Festival des arts numériques.
Centre d’art rhodanien Saint-Maur, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France. May 15th to June 4th 2014.

Papilles et pixels.
Montreal Science Centre. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 15th 2014.

Dérive at Électrochoc 9.
Halle Grenette, Bourgoin-Jallieu, France. April 3rd to 12th 2014.

Neural 47, Art in the age of neurological reproduction
Neural issue #47 features an interview with Novi_sad and Neuroplanets’s artwork on its cover.

BorderBody – Mixing Identities
MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico. Almeria, Spain. February 7th and 21st 2014.

BorderBody – Mixing Identities
Palazzo Barone Ferrara. Bari, Italy. February 13th to 21st 2014.

The Wrong – The New Digital Art Biennale
Homeostasis Lab. November 1st 2013 to January 31st 2014.

Impermanence
Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre. Shown as part of the 27th edition of the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA). Thanks to the Canada Cousil for the Arts for its support.
Galerie Sans Nom.
Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada. November 15th to December 20th 2013.

Show OFF
Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France. October 21-23, 2013.

Avatar’s 40 000 ans Electronic Publication.
Available September 21st 2013 on the iTune Store and on the web. It features a text by Nathalie Bachand about Dérive.
http://avatarquebec.org/40000ans/en/f_quevillon.html

Liminal Spaces curating for Espace [IM] Média 2013.
I’ve had the pleasure to invite and work with Isabelle Hayeur, Nelly-Ève Rajotte, Aram Bartholl and Niklas Roy for the 4th edition of Espace [IM] Média 2013, a biennal event dedicated to media art and digital culture. Their interventions will be shown throughout Sherbrooke (QC, Canada) from July 31 to August 2013.
More info and documentation can be found here.

Artwork for the album Neuroplanets, a project by sound artist and musician Novi_sad in collaboration with BJ Nilsen, Daniel Menche, Francisco López and Mika Vainio.

Defrost at Festival internacional de la imagen.
Centro Cultural y de Convenciones Teatro los Fundadores. Manizales, Colombia.
April 15th to 19th 2013.

Dérive at Mois Multi 14
Avatar, Quebec city (Quebec, Canada). February 15th to 28th 2013, from 12PM to 6PM.
Opening February 14th 2013 at 6PM.

Dérive at ISEA2012 Albuquerque : Machine Wilderness
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (New Mexico, USA). September 19th 2012 to January 6th 2013.

ISEA2012 review by THE Magazine (Santa Fe, NM).
ISEA2012 review by The Institute of Creative Technologies.
Interview with Larry Heard, Temporary Art Review.
KASA TV coverage of ISEA2012 at the Albuquerque Museum.

Artist in residence at Museu da Imagem e do Som (São Paulo, Brazil).
Collaboration between MIS, Avatar, la Bande Vidéo and La chambre blanche. November and December 2012.

Artist in residence at Avatar (Quebec city, QC, Canada).. November 2012.

Impermanence
Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre.
Espace Cercle Carré (Montreal, QC, Canada). November 1-24, 2012.

Géographies variables
Group exhibition at Beenox Building (305 boul. Charest Est, 9th floor, Quebec city, QC, Canada). October 19th to November 11th 2012.

Impermanence
Group exhibition with Perte de Signal members Nelly-Ève Rajotte and Alexis Bellavance curated by Charlotte Panaccio-Letendre.
Maison des arts Desjardins Drummondville (Drummondville, QC, Canada). September 4th to October 21st 2012.

Dérivées locales
Perte de Signal’s Confluence exhibition at Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal, Canada) from May 3rd to June 2nd 2012. In collaboration with the International Digital Arts Biennial.

Dérive at Art Rock festival (Saint-Brieuc, France). May 22-28, 2012.

Dérive at Bouillants #4 // Frontières (Vern-sur-Seiche, France). April 21st to May 20th 2012.

Presentation at the International Marketplace for Digital Arts.
Cinémathèque québécoise – Fernand-Séguin Theatre (Montreal, Canada). May 4th 2012 at 3 PM.

Dérive
Solo exhibition at Galerie Verticale (Laval, Canada). March 24th to April 28th 2012.
Presentation April 28th at noon organized in collaboration with the International Digital Arts Biennial.

Sabord magazine. March 2012 – no 91, Surveillance
Article by Annie Hudon Laroche about Chronoscopies and Dérive (in French).

Art Souterrain 2012
Montreal Central Station (Montreal, Canada). February 25th to March 11th 2012.

Artist in residence at AADN (Lyon, France). October 31st to November 23rd 2011.

Presentation of Dérive and of my residency’s work in progress.
Salle des Rancy. 249 Vendôme, Lyon. November 11th and 12th 2011.

VENDU-SOLD 2011
Les éditions esse contemporary art benefit auction.
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Montreal, Canada). November 17th 2011 at 6 PM.

Interstices – Coefficients d’intimité / Amplified Intimacies
Publication Launch at OBORO (Montreal, Canada). November 10 2011.

Dérive at Espace [im] média
Outdoor interactive screen near the Marché de la Gare in Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada). From September 6 to 18 2011, 7h30 PM to midnight.

Artist in residence at Sporobole (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada), summer 2011.

L’atomisation du temps
Solo exhibition at Occurrence (5277 avenue du Parc, Montreal).
May 7th to June 18th 2011.
Presented in collaboration with Elektra.

Dérive

Dérive is an interactive installation that invites to explore 3D models of geographical locations that are transformed according to live environmental data collected on the Internet. By their displacements in front of the projection, the public interacts with a digitized space whose appearance and recognisability are determined by information about ongoing meteorological and astronomical phenomena. The data transmitted by remote environmental sensors is also sonified.

Ranging from cities to isolated natural areas, the locations shown were created by the use of photogrammetry and geomatic data. These point cloud models provide 3D coordinates that are used in a virtual space which ressembles a dynamic particle system. The display and positions of the points and of the lines that connects them are determined by the following environmental information as a mean to evoke or simulate them :

Local time : Point size and brightness (relative to sunrise and sunset).
Temperature : Point color.
Cloudiness : Point saturation and brightness.
Wind : Point displacement reflecting speed and direction.
Visibility : Intensity of a depth of field effect and transparency.
Humidity : Depth of field focus distance and point sharpness.
Precipitation : Lines are drawn from the sky to the ground and points are destabilized.
Lunar phase : Brightness of the lines at night.

The quadraphonic sound synthesis process uses this data and atmospheric pressure to generate the sonic environment. The virtual camera’s displacement in the 3D space is influenced by the public’s movements and by information on the location’s environmental conditions.

At a time where the reality of physical spaces hybridizes with the digital world, the installation uses fluctuating data provided by the network to translate the evolution of phenomena affecting the locations shown at the moment of the public’s experience. By connecting physical and digital spaces, Dérive inquires the phenomenology of mixed realities and probes the changing nature of our perception and representation of the world.

François Quévillon, Dérive, New Frontier, SundanceDérive, Ocular Evolution exhibition, New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival. Park City, Utah, USA. 2015. Curator : Shari Frilot.

Dérive, Manœuvrer l’incontrôlable solo exhibition at Expression, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. 2019. Curator : Eric Mattson.

Dérive, Manœuvrer l’incontrôlable solo exhibition at Expression, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. 2019. Curator : Eric Mattson.

Dérive at ISEA2012 Albuquerque : Machine Wilderness, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA), September 19th 2012 to January 6th 2013.

Dérive, Knockdown Center, New York, 2015.Dérive, VR headset version. Spaces Under Scrutiny exhibition, Quebec Digital Art in New York event. Knockdown Center. Queens, New York, USA. 2015. Curator : Nicole Gingras.

Dérive, Knockdown Center, New York, 2015.Dérive, VR headset version. Spaces Under Scrutiny exhibition, Quebec Digital Art in New York event. Knockdown Center. Queens, New York, USA. 2015. Curator : Nicole Gingras.

Dérive, Knockdown Center, New York, 2015.Dérive, VR headset version. Spaces Under Scrutiny exhibition, Quebec Digital Art in New York event. Knockdown Center. Queens, New York, USA. 2015. Curator : Nicole Gingras.

Dérive, Knockdown Center, New York, 2015.

Dérive, VR headset version. Spaces Under Scrutiny exhibition, Quebec Digital Art in New York event. Knockdown Center. Queens, New York, USA. 2015. Curator : Nicole Gingras.

Dérive, Knockdown Center, New York, 2015.

Dérive, VR headset version. Spaces Under Scrutiny exhibition, Quebec Digital Art in New York event. Knockdown Center. Queens, New York, USA. 2015. Curator : Nicole Gingras.

Dérive at Mois Multi 14, Avatar (Quebec city, Quebec, Canada), February 14th to 28th 2013.


Dérive solo exhibition at Galerie Verticale (Laval, Quebec, Canada), March 24 to April 28 2012.


Collaborator

Interactive System Development : Édouard Lanctôt-Benoit.


Acknowledgements

   

Supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles. Thanks to the U.S. Geological Survey, World Weather Online and Yahoo! Weather for the data feeds, OpenStreetMap and its contributors, Géographies variables, Labomédia, Sporobole, AADN, ISEA2012, LabMIS, Avatar, Perte de Signal and Nancy Lombart.


Presentations

Prototype at La Maison Bourgogne during la Fête des 01 (Orléans, France), May 14-23 2010.

Outdoor interactive screen near the Marché de la Gare during Espace [im] média (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) September 6-18 2011.

Expériences numériques Festival at Salle des Rancy (Lyon, France), November 11-12 2011.

Solo exhibition at Galerie Verticale (Laval, Quebec, Canada), March 24 to April 28 2012.

Bouillants #4 // Frontières (Vern-sur-Seiche, France), April 22nd to May 20th 2012.

Art Rock festival (Saint-Brieuc, France), May 22nd to 28th 2012.

ISEA2012 Albuquerque : Machine Wilderness, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA), September 19th 2012 to January 6th 2013.

Mois Multi 14, Avatar (Quebec city, Quebec, Canada), February 14th to 28th 2013.

Électrochoc 9, Halle Grenette (Bourgoin-Jallieu, France), April 3rd to 12th 2014.

New Frontier – Sundance Film Festival, 573 Main Street (Park City, Utah, USA), January 23rd to 31st 2015.

InterAction, Communitech (Kitchener, Ontario). 2018.

Manœuvrer l’incontrôlable, solo exhibition at Expression (Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada), 2019.


Press

Dérive in the Docubase of the MIT’s Open Documentary Lab.

Dérive on The Earth Issue.

The Changing States of the World. Article on Artists and Climate Change.

The 10 Must-See Sundance Films For Art Lovers. Article by Priscilla Frank. The Huffington Post. January 2015.

La realidad virtual. Como afectará a los webdocs. Parte 18. Article by Arnau Gifreu. Radio y Televisión Española. January 2015.

Dérive, text by Nathalie Bachand. Avatar’s 40 000 ans Electronic Publication, January 2013.

Machine Wilderness: Re-envisionning Art, Technology and Nature. Review by Diane Armitage. THE Magazine (Santa Fe, NM), December 2012.

Interview with Larry Heard. Temporary Art Review.

KASA TV coverage of ISEA2012 at the Albuquerque Museum.

ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness. The Institute of Creative Technologies, September 2012.

ISEA2012 Albuquerque : Machine Wilderness. Catalog published by Radius Books in collaboration with 516 Arts, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico, and The Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

Dérive Paints Location Portraits With Point Clouds Of Light. Article by Abdullah Saeed on thecreatorsproject.com, May 2012.

The Variable City – François Quévillon’s Dérive. Article by Greg J. Smith, Creative Applications Network, May 2012.

Bouillants #4 : ouverture des frontières. Alter1fo, April 2012.

Trois expos solos amusantes à la Verticale. Courrier Laval, April 2012.

Le pouvoir du regard. Revue Sabord. Mars 2012 – no 91, Surveillance.. Article by Annie Hudon Laroche about Chronoscopies and Dérive.

Dérive. Text by Geneviève Loiselle for the exhibition at Galerie Verticale. 2012.

Dérive modélise des villes en 3D. thecreatorsproject.com, December 2011.

Un festival sherbrookois multimédias. La Tribune, September 2011.