Artists

France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE
France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE
France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE
France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE

France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE
France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE
France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE
France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE

France Jobin & Markus HeckmannCA/QC+DE

France Jobin's audio art, referred to as "sound-sculpture", distinguishes itself by a minimalist approach to complex sound environments. Since the mid-1990s, she has crafted meticulous compositions at the intersection of analog and digital. Her installations follow a parallel route, integrating musical and visual elements inspired by the architecture of diverse locations. Jobin has produced numerous solo albums under various renowned labels and her concerts and installations have been presented in several cities around the world.

Born in Germany in 1977, Markus Heckmann studied Media-technology at the University of Ilmenau and the Bauhaus University in Weimar before obtaining in 2006 the position of Technical Director at Derivative, the maker of TouchDesigner, in Toronto. Heckmann's personal works have always tended to combine the aesthetic aspects of generative computer graphics with the almost physical aspects of light. Apart from producing visuals and installations for artists like Carsten Nicolai or applications to control the KineticLights of WHITEvoid, he occasionally takes care of visual stimuli at techno events under the nickname Wüstenarchitekten.

Entanglement is basically an artistic project at the crossroads of scientific research inspired by the concept and properties of entanglement in quantum physics and quantum fields theory. The sources of inspiration of France Jobin and Markus Heckmann are based on the two current dominant theories explaining quantum entanglement: the Copenhagen interpretation and the multiverse (quantum decoherence). In addition to these two theories, there is the fluidity of time and the principle of quantum entanglement. The Entanglement performance is inspired by the same theories; an ambitious immersive experience which will be presented as a world premiere at the 22nd edition of MUTEK.

Who

Montrealer France Jobin is an audio and installation artist, as well as composer and curator. Born in Leipzig, visual artist Markus Heckmann moved to Toronto in 2006 as CTO at Derivative, the creators of TouchDesigner.

Style

Ambient, Experimental, Noise

Labels

No-ware, Supergang, ROOM40, Popmusik Records, LINE, nvo, Baskaru, ATAK

Latest

Hues (2021), The Fluidity Of Time Does Not Exist (2021), #evenmoresynthporn (2020), Intrication No. 919 (2019)

More

Having already collaborated with France Jobin in the past, Markus Heckmann is reuniting with the Montréal artist for the Entanglement project, which the duo will present as a world premiere at the 22nd edition of MUTEK Montreal.

MUTEKs

Montréal: 2021