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Steven Sych & Timothy ThomassonCA/QC

Steven Sych & Timothy Thomasson<sup>CA/QC</sup>
Steven Sych & Timothy ThomassonCA/QC

Steven Sych is a digital artist and academic currently based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. His work places the techno-quotidian realities of 2021 into surprising contexts and configurations while aiming to open novel pathways for meaningful approaches of the role of the digital world in our everyday lives. He holds a BA (Honors) in Philosophy from the University of Alberta, a Master’s in Design from Concordia University and a PhD in Philosophy from McGill University. Currently, he is a faculty member at John Abbott college where he has taught documentary film, science fiction, game design and sexual ethics.

Timothy Thomasson is a digital artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. His work questions the ways moving images are produced and consumed within historic and contemporary contexts. He works primarily with computer animation while utilizing real-time technologies in his works to create continually generative environments. He holds a BFA and a Master’s in Design and Computation Arts from Concordia University. Thomasson’s work has been presented in various locations and festivals in Montréal.

Steven Sych & Timothy Thomasson CA/QCTelephone Paintings

Telephone Paintings is an infinite 3D art gallery produced by an AI. The work uses three generative adversarial networks (GANs) in tandem, creating an infinitely varied set of paintings in 20th century constructivism style, descriptions of the paintings and an imagined historical genesis for each artwork. The paintings and their descriptions are displayed in a 3D procedurally generated gallery: an industrial, corridor-like space, populated at random intervals with everyday objects, never repeated. The audio is an abstracted soundscape of server farms - fans and rhythmic mechanical pulsing - a sonic nod to the technological genesis of these works, which is placed in stark contrast to the imagined histories found in the descriptive placards.


Montréal-based artists Steven Sych and Timothy Thomasson, collaborating on interactive artworks from a designer’s perspective.


Last year, Sych worked on T-POSE: To Dance with One’s Hands, which was presented at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante, in Spain.


Thomasson developed an installation titled Mood Map, a visualization of a map of Montréal where tweets are pulled in real-time and run through a sentiment analysis algorithm.