Practice: New Media
Date of Lecture: 2003-02-07
Luc Courchesne began his explorations in interactive video in 1984 when he co-authored Elastic Movies – one of the earliest experiments in the field with Ellen Sebring, Benjamin Bergery and Bill Seaman among others. He has since produced several installations including, Encyclopedia Chiaroscuro (1987), Portrait One (1990), Family Portrait (1993), Hall of Shadows (1996), Landscape One (1997), Passages (1998), and Rendezvous (1999). At Siggraph, in July 2000, he premiered Panoscope 360, the first single channel panoramic viewer.
His work has been extensively shown and collected by galleries and museums worldwide including: New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo’s InterCommunication Center (ICC), Karlsruhe’s ZKM/Medienmuseum and Montréal’s Musée d’art contemporain. Courchesne was awarded the Grand Prix of the ICC Biennale ’97 in Tokyo and an Award of Distinction at Pris Ars Electronica 1999 in Linz, Austria. Based in Montreal, Courchesne is professor of information design at Université de Montréal and president of the Technological Art Society.