Fascinated by the origins of our current digital media, Stephanie Castonguay is an experimental artist who explores the materiality of our disrupted communications through her kinetic, visual and sound installations. Using DIY electronics with a hands-on and playful approach, she disassembles discarded parts to reveal the invisible and inaudible phenomenon from our forgotten, broken and obsolete technologies.
Her work has been shown in Montreal (International Montreal/New Music festival, the International Digital Arts Biennial, Perte de Signal, Eastern Bloc, Fondation Molinari) and abroad (Centre Fokal, in Haiti). She has performed her work at festivals such as Sight & Sound, Ibrida Pluri, PirateBlocRadio and during Printemps Numériques.
Driven by a “Do-It-Yourself / Together” approach, she’s been closely involved in creative solidarity project Sondes, initiated by Montreal’s art centre Perte de Signal, to which she is an active member. Castonguay has also collaborated throughout many residencies (multimedia centre Kër Thiossane in Dakar, Eastern Bloc, Fablab du P.E.C.) and most recently, she was part of research group FIELD_TRIP organised by Oboro and L’Écart. Over the years, she has offered creative electronic workshops for artists, communities and families in Montreal (Studio XX, Eastern Bloc, UQÀM, Labàlab) and internationally (20e Festival International d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca, E-Fest).Website