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Gisèle Trudel and Stéphane Claude are artists. They work under the name Ælab since 1996, an artist research unit they co-founded. Ælab’s commitment to collaboration and creative dissemination are ways of thinking and doing that try to bridge different modes of inquiry. Their process-oriented investigations creatively engage art and technology as intertwined with philosophy. Stéphane Claude is a composer, sound engineer and immersive sound specialist. He is Head of Audio Research at OBORO since 2005. Gisèle Trudel is Professor at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques since 2003 and a member of Hexagram since 2004. She holds the Médiane Canada Research Chair in Arts, Ecotechnologies of Practice and Climate Change (2020-2025).

Photo credit: Geneviève Trudel


The proposals of the MÉDIANE Research Chair bring together various research fields, physical environments, and collective platforms. Its projects are scientifically valid, artistically researched, inclusive of communities, and based on experimentation and dialogue. This overview in images of the Chair's themes includes filming on the grounds of SmartForests Canada and 3D visualizations of the Chair’s first art installation (exhibition at the Montreal Botanical Garden in July 2021).

Presented by Hexagram