Myriam Bleau & Pierce Warnecke
The End Product
During their residency, Myriam & Pierce will work on their new project, The End Product.
The End Product is an audiovisual performative meditation about our daily online experiences. It explores the particular rhythm of the constant data streams flooding our screens from a multiplicity of sources. The performance dives into a speculative reflection on the hidden mechanisms behind the overstimulating feed, who decides and controls the content, who profits from it, and who endures its effects.
As it follows a user’s scroll through their personal commodified feedscape, the piece deceptively blurs the performative codes between artists and audience, and their networked interaction, hinting at another presence behind the likes, the posts and the selfies.
With the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region through the SCAN grant, and L’Espace Gantner (Territoire de Belfort). Residency support from iMAL, Interstice, Sporobole and Recto-Verso.
Myriam Bleau is a digital artist and music composer based in Montreal. Her work includes audiovisual performances, installations, instrumental and electronic music compositions. Her hybrid practice questions musical performance as a codified manifestation and seeks avenues of subversion through the recontextualisation of elements of popular culture and tropes of music history. Her work has been acclaimed and presented internationally, including: Prix Ars Electronica (AT), Sónar (ES, HK), Transmediale (DE), Sonic Arts Award (IT), Elektra (CA), Mutek (MX, CA, JP, AR), ISEA (CA, KR), ACT (KR), L.E.V and LABoral (ES), Scopitone (FR), Café Oto (UK).
Pierce Warnecke is a multidisciplinary digital artist. His work, at the intersection of experimental music, digital art and video art, is influenced by the effect of time on matter: change, decay and disappearance. He collaborates with Frank Bretschneider, Matthew Biederman and Keith Fullerton Whitman. He has presented his performances and installations at Mutek, ZKM, CTM, Elektra, KW Institut, La Biennale NEMO, Sonic Acts, Martin Gropius Bau, MAC Montréal, Scopitone, LEV Festival, SXSW, FILE, etc. His music is published on raster (DE) and Room40 (AU); he is represented by DISK Agency, Berlin.