Stephanie Castonguay [CA]
Stephanie Castonguay's work has been presented in Montreal and abroad, at the Festival International Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques, Biennale Internationale d'Art Numérique, Perte de Signal, Eastern Bloc, Fondation Molinari, Centre Fokal (Ht), and STEIM (Nl). She has performed in various festivals including Sight & Sound, PirateBlocRadio, Ibrida Pluri II, Printemps Numériques, Metarythmes, Instruments Make Play (Nl), Tsonami Sound Art Festival (Cl), Mutek (Ca) and most recently, at Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Pe). She is a member of the artist-run centre, Perte de Signal.
Driven by experimentation, Castonguay investigates electronic audio circuitry as a physical process and phenomenon that leaves a palpable, audible trace. Her approach to sound and DIY electronics is playful, practical, and organic: she disassembles and repurposes small, obsolete, barely audible machines to reveal the resonance, glitches, and random sounds unexpectedly hidden within.