Visual, new media artist and composer— Manuel Chantre creates sculptures, installations, performances and public art by including light, video projection, music, interactivity and digital fabrication.
His works have been developed for renowned international institutions in media art, prestigious events, art galleries, commercial projects, public art and private collections.
Since 2004, his works are presented in more than 70 exhibitions in institutions such as the Society for arts and technologies (CA), the International Digital Art Biennal in Montreal (CA), Ubisoft (CA), Desjardins Group Tower (CA), Mutek (CA), the Mapping Festival (CH), Filux Festival (MX), File Electronic Language International Festival (BR), the Mois Multi (CA), the Festival de la Imagen (COL), Toronto Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (CA), the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (CA), Steim (NL), Videopool (CA), PAVED Art (CA), Sight and sound (CA), Center3 for Print and Media Art (CA) and the Cégep André-Laurendeau college (CA) amongst other.
Chantre explores the memory, the identity and spaces that are inhabited, imagined, immaterial or virtual made by human being. He is interested in the deconstruction of cultural symbols to create works at the crossroads of sensory experience, fiction and commentary.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING
- Isochrone (Sculpture I and II), video-light sculpture, Cinémathèque Québécoise, Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Montréal (CA) 27 February to 7 March 2020
- Le traceur immobile. Public art, interactive light sculpture, Cégep André-Laurendeau College, Lasalle (CA) 2017-2020
Experimental participative performance