Montreal-based artist Pascal Dufaux (right) blew my hair back Tuesday night with a great talk on his work involving image and video making with special rigs he constructs. I could do a rambling job of trying to describe his work, but far better that you watch this short 2-minute video of his piece “Around You”. This whole domain of study plugged directly into my interests as a photographer and a maker.
Pascal is the new CHRISTIE-CAFKA artist-in-residence, landing him here in Kitchener January 4 and he’s already well into the work. Happily for all involved, he is spending some of his time at the ever-awesome kwartzlab, building a new piece, meeting makerly friends, and this week giving us a great overview of his work.
Click through for an unreasonable number of photos…
Somewhat fortuitously, I ran into Karl Williams grabbing a sandwich at Vincenzo’s at lunch Tuesday and he mentioned this cool artist talk coming the very same night at kwartzlab’s Tuesday Open Night. Having not been down to the lab since the soldering marathon working on Natalie’s Tamagotchi Eggshell hacking boards, I jumped on the opportunity.
(Faithful readers, please tell me who created this awesome metal elephant at the lab)
This is part of Pascal’s rig called Machine #4.
Picked up two (now autographed) books.
This body of Machine #4 was 3D printed and later cast in bronze at a foundry, giving this great organic shape.
We had a lot of questions, which required a lot of answers.
Art, engineering, electronics, discussion, and much more at kwartzlab.
Gordon’s camera. Huge fan. There’s a pun there somewhere.
High-key Agnes Niewiadomski of AgnesMakes.com
Nicolas Barrette, all the way from TO, considers Machine #4.
Fail early, fail often. Plastic filament scraps from the many 3D printers.
Makerly power-couple, Agnes and James Bastow.
Jammed! Excellent. Hello Matt Bells (right)
Images created with Pascal’s Around You rig.
Pascal’s working days in the day-time-quiet kwartzlab…
hacking up what appears to be a stepper or servo motor.
Yes, this is a redundant shot, but long-time friends know of my fascination with eye-like objects.
Start with me.
The notes of kwartzlab are delightful in the sense that there is a place in town where such notes are necessary.
After the talk, we went… no not dress shopping, though this window on Queen was hard to miss.
Aaand, not judging here.
Imbibe is my destination of choice in DTK.
James and Nic.
Hard-workin’ kwartzlab Director, Doug Moen.
The band, Ken Brown and guests. Great job, guys.
Talkin’ art, tech, and life.
Photo: Pascal Dufaux
Work in Waterloo, play in DTK.