JF Malouin

Les trois Grâces

Electronic Language International Festival

“Les Trois Grâces” is a presence and corporeality simulation in virtual reality. Exposing the underlying power struggle implied within touch, this piece explores the trespassing of bodily frontiers and territoriality. As a sculpture, its object is not matter, but our relationship to the other.
It offers a troubling experience of intimate proportions.

Additional technologies by Morph3D, Tore Knabe, John Porter. Special thanks to Société des Arts Technologiques (Montréal) and Pioneer Works (Brooklyn)

JF Malouin spent 15 years creating video games for major studios before turning to an experimental practice in digital arts. His research questions the limits of the cinematographic paradigm as a motion representation form and explores corporeality & movement as manifestations of being. Ending his master’s degree in digital arts (NAD/UQAC), having received the Arthur-Villeneuve Rio Tinto excellency grant, he made a choice to fund his art practice through industrial means, founding Super Splendide, a VR Research workshop. JF Malouin’s last residencies were at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, 2016), SAT (Montreal, 2017). His most recent work was shown at in Montreal, Canada (SAT, FIFA, Symposium IX, ELEKTRA /MIAN), Matane, Canada (PHOS), Brooklyn, USA (Pioneer Works) and Seoul, Korea (Da Vinci Creative).