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live recording session #100

Sonntag, 18.01.09


i8u (CAN)
FRANCE JOBIN – Laptop


An diesem Abend präsentiert die Kanadierin France Jobin aka i8u
ihre live Performance “und transit” – basierend auf ihrer gleichnamigen
Sound-Installation im Kreuzgang des Minoritenklosters in Krems.

“Wir alle besitzen die Angewohnheit, den Raum der unseren Weg zu unserem Ziel umgibt zu ignorieren.
Wie viele Durchgänge scheinen sie zu einem Ende zu führen, in Wirklichkeit aber sind sie das Ende selber.
Als ich das erste Mal den Kreuzgang betreten habe war ich von der Einsamkeit und der Praktikabilität berührt.
Ich habe begonnen, die verschiedensten Klänge in Krems UND Stein aufzunehmen, um daraus Klanglandschaften
für die Leere dieses Raumes zu schaffen. So enstand diese Installation „und transit“.”

www.i8u.com

 


BIOGRAPHY 
France Jobin aka i8u (b. 1958) is a sound / installation / web artist residing in 
Montreal, Canada. i8u’s audio art can be qualified as “sound-sculpture”. It reveals 
powerful, opaque and complex sound environments where analog and digital meet. 
Her installation/web art can be said to follow a parallel path, incorporating both 
musical and visual elements. 

i8u has created solo recordings for bake/staalplaat (Amsterdam), oral (Montreal), as 
well as many collaborations notably with Goem, Martin Tétreault, David Kristian, 
Bernhard Gal and Tomas Phillips. She has produced compilations tracks for ATAK 
(Japan), bremsstrahlung (USA), Mutek (Canada) and Extract,Portraits of 
Soundartists (book + 2 cd) on the label nonvisualobjects (Austria). 

She has participated in various music and new technology festivals Canada, Europe 
and the United States such as such as Silophone (Montréal, 2000), Mutek (Montréal, 
2001, 2004, 2005,2007, 2008), Le Festival de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 
(2002), Ver Uit de Maat (Rotterdam, 2002), SEND + RECEIVE (Winnipeg, 2003, 
2005), Les Digitales (Bruxelles, 2004 ), Club Transmediale (Berlin, 2004), V’elak 
(Vienna, 2008) as well as a soundtrack by Bubblyfish and i8u for the movie 
Swordswoman of Huangjiang / Huangjiang Nuxia presented at the Film Society of 
Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater Festival : Heroic Grace : The Chinese Martial 
Arts Film. 

She is currently collaborating closely with New York visual artist CHiKA. They have 
presented “Infinity”, an audio/video piece at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in
the context of: the Hammer presents Restless Brilliance. A screening was showed
at the San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall as part of LISTEN/VISION series, both 
events were curated by VOLUME. A façade projection also showcased this work at 
the MenschMeerMedien in Nordwolle, Germany. 

i8u’s web work/installations have been shown at Musée national des beaux-arts du 
Québec, Toronto’s Images independent film festival and at MIVEAM 06. 

Her work continues to evolve as technologies enable her to create in new 
environments.

 

Selected productions