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Emma Forgues & Philippe Vandal & Joël Lavoie

(QC - CA)

mesocosm, 2023 

Monde Futur.e World

22th International Digital Art Festival 

22 October 2023, PHI Centre Espace 1

7:30 PM Doors open - 8:00 PM Live Performance



mesocosm is Montreal/Tiohtià:ke-based audiovisual project created by Emma Forgues, Joël

Lavoie, and Philippe Vandal. Combining unique artistic approaches, they gained recognition as a trio at Mutek Montreal 2021, Currents New Media 2022, and Suoni Per Il Popolo 2023 festivals.

Emma Forgues is a multidisciplinary artist exploring technology's impact on the female body, showcased at galleries and festivals including MUTEK and ISEA.


Philippe Vandal is a new media artist at the intersection of technology, ecology, and art, featured at Pompidou Centre and Ars Electronica.

Joël Lavoie is a Composer, sound engineer, and multi-disciplinary artist exploring the evocative and otherworldly possibilities of soundscapes, he is frequently collaborating with performing arts




mesocosm is an audiovisual landscape exploration presented by sound artists Philippe Vandal [CA], Joël Lavoie [CA] and media artist Emma Forgues [CA]. Combining modular synthesis, field recordings, lifelike computer-generated elements and real-time video manipulation. mesocosm seeks to orchestrate the parameters of an autonomous ecosystem, drawing inspiration from the

erratic and unpredictable behaviors of the most basic forms of life. Formed from microscopic particles of sound and imagery, a new materiality emerges, gentle and violent at once. Among the spaces bordering on glitch, noise, ambient and electroacoustic, mesocosm reveals a synthetic and organic visual universe at the edge of chaos and harmony.

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