Daniel Dugas is a digital artist, a poet and a musician who has participated in solo exhibitions and group shows in Canada and abroad. He has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre (British Columbia), the Sculpture Space (New York City), EMMEDIA (Calgary), A.I.R. Vallauris (France), the Sydney College of the Arts (Australia) and, more recently, at the Everglades National Park (Florida) in collaboration with Valerie LeBlanc. His work often tackles ecology, technology and the shifting borders of life.
Valerie LeBlanc has presented throughout Canada, the US, in Europe and Australia. Her creations travel between video poetry, fiction, performance, visual and written theory.
While pursuing her Doctoral studies through the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, AU, (2013) LeBlanc travelled to the Northern territories exploring locations around Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Alice Springs.
A park in, or adjacent to a city, is a cultured open space. Far from us is the wilderness of the past. The deer, groundhogs and geese that visit our open spaces are only attributed honorary status at best. And when we enter this now-constructed, sacred ground, what can we offer to enhance the peace and neutrality it lays out for our refreshment?
Visible / Invisible invites spect-actors to take part in exercises of how to leave less devastating traces when moving through a green space. Volunteers will be invited to wear a blue or white body suit while frolicking through areas of the Parc Écologique du Millénaire at Université de Moncton.
Using color-keying software, the passage of the figures will appear as DIY ripples of invisibility. The video exercises will be posted online throughout the symposium.