7 – 17 May
visual audio &
deviant electronics
Friday 8 - Saturday 9 May
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Agit P.O.V. - bike hacking with LED lights

Workshop conducted by Alexandre Castonguay (CA)
and Mariángela Aponte Núñez (CO)

Agit P.O.V (Petit Objet de Vélo) is a microhack for bicycles relying on the persistence of vision (POV) effect, the propaganda tactics of the Russian avant-garde (AGIT Prop) and the SpokePOV Project by Limor Fried (LadyAda).

A modest 12 LED circuit, a microcontroller and a battery mounted on your bicycle wheel and the speed of the cyclist allow to illuminate the streets with your poetical-political message. AGIT P.O.V. invites participants to a workshop and textual performance in the streets of our city. Our bicycles are vehicles that can carry our poetic and creative voices and agitate the city.

Participants will learn how to weld before making a « Petit Objet de Vélo » (small bike object), deciding what words will be displayed and taking a group outing through the city during the festival.


Instructors biographies

Alexandre Castonguay (CA)

Castonguay’s practice is based in digital and conceptual art, his works uses obsolete technology and open source software. His installations and photographic work have been presented in Canada and abroad in New York, Beijing, Madrid, Berlin, Beyrouth, São Paulo and Graz. His works are included in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary photography as well as private collections. He is represented by the gallery Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain (http://pfoac.com/). Professor at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques in Montréal, he studied at the University of Ottawa (B.F.A. 1991 and B.A. 1993) and at Concordia University, Montréal (M.F.A. 2004). He is a founding member of the not-for-profit media lab Artengine.

Mariángela Aponte Núñez (CO)
Mariángela Aponte Núñez is completing her Master’s thesis in digital arts at the Tres de Febrero University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an ELAP (Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program) exchange student at Concordia University. She pursues creative and research opportunities between Cali, Buenos Aires and Montreal.