François Quévillon is an artist from Montreal, Canada. He develops an interdisciplinary practice through installation, images, sound and technologies. His work explores phenomena of the world and perception by the implementation of processes sensitive to their fluctuations and to human interference. It addresses planetary changes as well as those affecting contemporary media, such as the relations between algorithms and images (photogrammetry, computer vision and other forms of computational photography). He investigates how technology affects or redefines human cognition, culture, the environment, our relationships to space, to time and to one another.
He holds a Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM (2008) and was involved with several artist-run centres and research groups. Frequently developed during artist residencies, François Quévillon’s work has been presented at exhibitions and events dedicated to contemporary art, cinema and digital creation. Among them : Connecting the Dots (Mexico), Sundance’s New Frontier exhibition (Park City), Spaces Under Scrutiny at the Knockdown Center (New York), International Symposium on Electronic Art (Gwangju, Dubaï and Albuquerque), Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica (São Paulo), IndieBo (Bogotá), LOOP Barcelona, Contemporary Istanbul, Mirage Festival (Lyon), Show Off Paris, Festival de la Imagen (Manizales), European Conference on Computer Vision (Munich), Mois Multi (Québec), NeurIPS, RIDM, Elektra and International Digital Art Biennal (Montréal).
Defrost explores the different states of matter by orchestrating its transformation. It presents diverse phenomena generated by thermal contrasts which evolve in crescendo.