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BetaLab0920 – STÉPHANIE MORISSETTE

Exposition

STÉPHANIE MORISSETTE

Meanders

04.09 — 26.09 / 2020

Vernissage 4 September 2020 – 5 pm

Residence for research and creation in virtual reality

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Meanders

Following a residency at the Sherbrooke-based company Imeka, which specializes in brain imaging, Stéphanie is interested in the relationship between biology and technology as well as medical research on the brain to better understand how it functions and the diseases that affect it. Méandres proposes an incursion through the connections of white matter in a virtual reality experience.

We move through this mysterious and labyrinthine universe of fibre bundles that encompass us like a forest to explore, but this fragile environment will be affected by our presence and behaviour. The brain is a world that is still little explored, representing a new frontier to be crossed. The conquest of this territory implies thoughts on our relationship and the impact of technologies on biology.

Photo credit : Stéphanie Morissette & Imeka

 

Biography

Canadian multidisciplinary artist Stéphanie Morissette holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Studio Art from Concordia University, a Diploma of Superior Studies (DESS) in Artistic International Cooperation from the University of Paris-VIII and a Certificate in Film Scenario from UQAM University. She has taken part in several international residency programs, e.g. in Canada, Iceland, Finland and Germany. Her works, video and/or exhibitions, have been shown internationally.

Stéphanie Morissette won the Quebec Art Council Prize (CALQ)  – Artwork of the year 2017 in Eastern Township Qc, Canada, for her exhibition *L’inquiète forêt (Troubled Forest*). In 2018, she did a 3 months residency at the brain imaging company Imeka. She currently lives and works in Sherbrooke.

 http://www.stephaniemorissette.com/