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kondition pluriel
* 2000, currently based: Montreal, Canada
https://konditionpluriel.org

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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “kondition pluriel – artist profile”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/kondition-pluriel.html?tx_vawiz_pi1%5Baid%5D=0%3Fkeyworduid%3D548%3Fkeyworduid%3D407%3Fkeyworduid%3D360%3Fkeyworduid%3D226&cHash=2d72fa230aa013c4a5b2faa513b3dac8. (retrieved 2022-14-03). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {kondition pluriel artist profile}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/kondition-pluriel.html?tx_vawiz_pi1%5Baid%5D=0%3Fkeyworduid%3D548%3Fkeyworduid%3D407%3Fkeyworduid%3D360%3Fkeyworduid%3D226&cHash=2d72fa230aa013c4a5b2faa513b3dac8}, urldate = {retrieved 2022-14-03}
About
kondition pluriel is a transdisciplinary art company that was founded in Canada in 2000, and which is directed by choreographer-researcher Marie-Claude Poulin and media artist and professor Martin Kusch, and which has collaborated with several artists and engineers, including sound composer and professor Alexandre St-Onge. The company is internationally recognized for its artistic works and its research and developments integrating bodily data, telepresence, media manipulation and immersion. The leitmotifs of the works span such topics as human-machine entanglement, mediated forms of presence, ubiquitous surveillance, technology as a bodily extension, the reconfiguration of spaces through media, and an approach of performance as a system. A pioneer in the field of digital performance in Canada, the group has toured its works in museums, theaters, and galleries around the world and has been involved in artistic research projects and the development of technological tools tailored to its creative needs.

Between 2001 and 2005, kondition pluriel developed its own wireless sensor system for capturing and interpreting movement, which contributed to the creation of several of its works until the year 2010. This custom-made wireless sensor system for movement-data acquisition allowed video image manipulation as well as real-time manipulation of other media such as sound, light, analog and robotic devices. From 2011, the company has focused its research and experimentation on immersive media and the fulldome medium and the impacts of these media on the development of an artistic language specific to them. The company has also focused on mixed reality installations and performances. Since 2019, the group integrates artificial intelligence into its technological systems, in order to deepen the relational, spatial and choreographic configurations between humans and machines.

By merging elements of visual arts, bodily performance and choreography, digital arts and new media technologies, kondition pluriel seeks to create an artistic grammar whose acting components are equal. Focusing as much on the process as on the artistic product, its approach gives artistic uses to emerging media phenomena, by investing them, transforming them and misusing them. This dehierarchical recombination of constituents puts forward non-anthropocentric modes of representation, with the aim of provoking reflections on the transformation of contemporary life, and in which humans are only one of the elements of the environment.
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In 2021 the works At Play, Diver, Future Room and Swarming Lounge toured in Canada, Spain, China and Portugal, at several venues including the Etopia Center for Art & Technology in Zaragoza and the festival Criatech in Aveiro.

In 2020, artistic director of kondition pluriel, Martin Kusch, curated the fulldome program Immersive Fields in which Liminal Spaces, Future Room and Inner Voices were presented at the Ars Electronica festival in Austria.

In 2018-2019, the works Enjeux, Swarming Lounge, and Diver were presented at ROBOTLOVE in the Netherlands, the Havana Biennial and the World Animation Festival ANIMAFEST Zagreb in Croatia, amongst other tours.

In 2017 kondition pluriel presented Future Room which was commissioned by Peter Weibel and Gerald Bast, co-created for the Aesthetics of Change Exhibition, at the Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna and subsequently toured internationally.

In 2016, the company took part in the Digital Synesthesia research project, developing the works At Play and Diver. Both works were presented in the AIL Vienna and at ISEA Hong Kong.

In 2015, Enjeux premiered at the Convergence Summit on Arts and Technology. The work later toured internationally, including at the Games as performing arts festival in the UK.

From 2014 to 2015, kondition pluriel designed and co-directed the European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research (E / M / D / L), an international artistic-research project, under which Liminal Spaces was co-created with Ruth Schnell and artists from Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau and presented at the Festspielhaus Hellerau, in Germany, and at the iX Symposium in Canada.

Between 2012 and 2015, the series Digital accidents was developed and presented at various exhibitions including the Moscow Biennale, in Russia and at the Lalit Kala Academy in India.

In 2012, kondition pluriel was the recipient of an award for the immersive film Inner Voices at the Fulldome Jena festival, Germany. Inner Voices was screened in several fulldome festivals around the world including the CURRENTS New Media Festival in Santa-Fe and exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens.

In 2011, the company inaugurated the Satosphere immersive theater of the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] with Intérieur in Montreal.

In 2010, the installation Abandoned was presented in Museumsquartier in Vienna and at the Gallery Articule in Montreal.


Between 2006 and 2008, the puppet(s) and passage were presented at Agora de la danse and Mois Multi in Canada, at the festival Bains Numériques in France, at the Festspielhaus Hellerau and at the Pommersches Landesmuseum in Germany, amongst other venues.

In 2006, kondition pluriel presented entre-deux as a pre-inaugural performance of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy (NY).

In 2004, Myriorama was created with ambient.tv.net and presented at ISEA2004 in Helsinki.

In 2003, recombinant was coproduced with Banff new media institute, later on touring internationally in various countries, including Italy, Switzerland, Canada and Portugal. It was also presented at the Agora de la danse and Mois Multi in Canada and at the ZKM in Germany.

In 2002, entre-deux was first premiered at the MAI02 event, in Ville St. Laurent/Montreal and later on toured in several venues, including those in the U.S, in Japan and Germany.

In 2001-2002, schème toured in Europe, Asia, North and South America and shown at venues such as the Ménagerie de Verre in Paris, the ICA in London, ITAU Cultural in Saõ Paulo, the Transmediale in Berlin and ISEA Nagoya in Japan.

In 2000, Marie-Claude Poulin and Martin Kusch founded the artistic company kondition pluriel while developing their first work, schème, in partnership with Die TheaterWien in Vienna, the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology and the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse (FIND) in Montreal.

1999 Marie-Claude Poulin and Martin Kusch started working together in Berlin in the transdisciplinary co-creation project body/technology, organized by Theater der Welt/Berlin, and Future Physical/London.


News
18.02.2022

Swarming Lounge - site specific mixed-reality installation-performance

In the frame of: CIVA Festival 2022, Opening day/night, Durational performance and exhibition, Belvedere 21 , Vienna (AT)

20.01.2022

Artist Talk - Marie-Claude Poulin - "Drafting scores for bodies and electronic media"

Department of DIGITAL ARTS / Ruth Schnell Vienna (AT) Live via ZOOM Link at: digitalekunst.ac.at

04.12.2021

At Play - interactive audiovisual installation

In the frame of: CULTURER - Culture Trois-Rivères, Exhibition, Espace Pauline-Julien, Trois-Rivères (CA)

Exhibitions & Events
2021
Exhibition :
Etopia
Participating Artist
2021
Festival :
Criatech
Participating Artist
2019
Exhibition :
University of Rijeka
Participating Artist
2019
Exhibition :
UCLA
Participating Artist
2019
Exhibition :
Ludwig Foundation
Participating Artist
2018
Exhibition :
Kunstraum Niederoesterreich
Participating Artist
2018
Exhibition :
Campina Milk Factory
Participating Artist
2018
Festival :
SAT, Montréal
Participating Artist
2015
Exhibition :
Théâtre La Chapelle
Participating Artist
2014
Exhibition :
SAT, Montréal
Participating Artist
2014
Festival :
Festspielhaus Hellerau
Participating Artist
2014
Conferences:
Banff Centre, Alberta
Participating Artist
2014
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2014
Exhibition :
Planétarium de Nantes
Participating Artist
2013
Festival :
Kaluga Planetarium
Participating Artist
2013
Festival :
Content Art
Participating Artist
2013
Exhibition :
Thinktank Birmingham
Participating Artist
2013
Festival :
SAT, Montréal
Participating Artist
2013
Festival :
Domefest
Participating Artist
2013
Festival :
Parallel Studios
Participating Artist
2012
Exhibition :
Lisi Haemmerle Gallery
Participating Artist
2012
Exhibition :
Ufer Studios
Participating Artist
2010
Exhibition :
Gallery Articule
Participating Artist
2010
Festival :
Fabrik Potsdam
Participating Artist
2010
Exhibition :
Schauraum
Participating Artist
2009
Exhibition :
Agora de la Danse
Participating Artist
2009
Festival :
Les Productions Recto-Verso
Participating Artist
2008
Festival :
Festspielhaus Hellerau
Participating Artist
2008
Festival :
Pommersches Landesmuseum
Participating Artist
2008
Exhibition :
Fabrik Potsdam
Participating Artist
2006
Exhibition :
ZAIM
Participating Artist
2006
Exhibition :
Agora de la Danse
Participating Artist
2006
Exhibition :
Maison de la Culture Frontenac
Participating Artist
2006
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2005
Festival :
Les Productions Recto-Verso
Participating Artist
2005
Festival :
Particules Festival
Participating Artist
2005
Exhibition :
Danse-Cité
Participating Artist
2004
Exhibition :
ZKM
Participating Artist
2004
Festival :
Transcodex Festival
Participating Artist
2004
Festival :
Escales Improbables Montreal
Participating Artist
2004
Conferences:
ISEA2004
Participating Artist
2004
Exhibition :
Project Space
Participating Artist
2003
Festival :
Frame Festival
Participating Artist
2003
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2003
Exhibition :
Tangente
Participating Artist
2003
Festival :
Transmediale
Participating Artist
2003
Exhibition :
Petralata Theater
Participating Artist
2002
Exhibition :
Lothringer Halle
Participating Artist
2002
Conferences:
ISEA2002
Participating Artist
2002
Exhibition :
dietheater Wien
Participating Artist
2002
Festival :
Dance Umbrella ICA
Participating Artist
2002
Festival :
MAI02
Participating Artist
2001
Exhibition :
La Rose des Vents
Participating Artist
2001
Exhibition :
Ménagerie de Verre
Participating Artist
2001
Exhibition :
Agora de la Danse
Participating Artist
Publications & References
Kusch, Martin and Ruth Schnell. »Fulldome / VR & AR Lab - University Infrastructure Environment.« In Ars Electronica 2020 - Festival for Art, Technology and Society, edited by Hannes Leopoldseder and Christine Schöpf and A. Wöran, 202-204. Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2020.
Kusch, Martin. »Virtual together- The fulldome medium as an artistic research field.« In 2 - Art Research Envelope, edited by Alexander Damianisch and Margarete Jahrmann. Vienna: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, 2019.
Poulin, Marie-Claude. »Mutations- bodily perception, analog and digital dispositives.« In 2- Art Research Envelope, edited by Alexander Damianisch and Margarete Jahrmann. Vienna: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, 2019.
Krejs, Christiane and Martin Kusch and Alexandra Schantl and Ruth Schnell. #fuckreality. Kunstraum Niederösterreich. 5 October- 24 November. Vienna: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2018.
Kusch, Martin and Marie-Claude Poulin. »At Play: a moment in the life of objects.« In Digital Synesthesia - A Model for the Aesthetics of Digital Art, edited by K. Gsöllpointner and R. Schnell and R. Schuler, 110-113. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.
Kusch, Martin and Marie-Claude Poulin. »Diver: a cyber-kinesthetic installation.« In Digital Synesthesia - A Model for the Aesthetics of Digital Art, edited by Katharina Gsöllpointner and Ruth Schnell and Romana Schuler, 114-117. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.
Schnell, Ruth and Martin Kusch. »E/M/D/L - European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research (2013-15).« In Contemporary Code - Artistic Research, edited by G. Bast and A. Damianisch and R. Schuler, 56-59. Vienna: University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2015.
Charitos, Dimitris and Martin Kusch and Mike Phillips and Marie-Claude Poulin and Ruth Schnell. »EMDL European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research.« In ISEA2015 - 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art - Proceedings, edited by ISEA2015, 999-1005. Vancouver: ISEA2015, 2015.
Kusch, Martin and Marie-Claude Poulin. »passage- a Hybrid Interactive Installation and Performance.« In Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, edited by J. Funke and S. Riekeles and A. Broeckmann and Hartware MedienKunstVerein, 51-52. Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2010.
Kusch, Martin. »Passage- A hybrid between interactive installation and performance.« In New realities: Being Syncretic, edited by R. Ascott and G. Bast and M. Jahrmann and R. Schnell, 174-178. Vienna: Springer, 2009.
Poulin, Marie-Claude. »Sensing the links- Creating art work with new media and dance.« In Program to Perform- Exploring Dance and New Media, edited by I. Berg and A. Hansen, 86-92. Oslo: Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Dance Information Norway, 2009.
Kusch, Martin. »Body, Space, Movement and Interactive Technologies in the Performance-Installation Passage.« In Interface Cultures, edited by C. Sommerer and D. King and L. Mignonneau, 237-243. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2008.
Poulin, Marie-Claude and Martin Kusch. »kondition pluriel- towards a fusion of performance and installation.« In Internationales Festival für computergestützte Kunst, edited by Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau, 76-83. Dresden: Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V., 2008.
Poulin, Marie-Claude and Martin Kusch. »passage.« In Internationales Festival für computergestützte Kunst, edited by Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau, 74-45. Dresden: Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V., 2008.