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Valérie Lamontagne

Valérie Lamontagne

Valérie Lamontagne

Celebrating the work of Montréal artist-designer, curator. This gallery is in her honour by friend Camille Baker.


3D exhibitions

  • Valérie Lamontagne

    Peau d’Âne: Celebrating the work of Valérie Lamontagne

    12 Oct 2020 – 04 Jan 2021

    Professor Valérie Lamontagne was a Montréal artist-designer, curator, and completed her PhD in “Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion and Technology” from Concordia University in the Department of Design & Computation Arts in 2018. She had just been appointed as professor of the Fashion Research and Technology research group at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) in 2018 and was about to take her post when she found out she has leukaemia, and spent a year fighting it. Valérie had just successfully won her battle with the disease in August 2019, but then deteriorated and died October 4th, 2019. Valérie was the owner & designer of the brand 3lectromode, a wearable electronics atelier dedicated to avant-garde crafting and consulting in fashionable technologies. . She was collaborating on the project “synapseWear” with Alexander Reeder from Art and Program Inc., based in Tokyo, investigating artistic uses for environmental data in wearable devices.. Lamontagne's research focused on how emerging technologies are creating new platforms for wearable fashion. Valérie has curated and collaborated on design and media arts exhibitions and events such as: “Fashiontech Festival,” McCord Museum, Montréal, Canada (2017); “Tech-à-porter,” MUTEK IMG, Montréal, Canada (2016); “The Future of Fashion is Now” at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); “TechnoSensual” at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria (2012); “Clothing Without Cloth” at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); “Electromode” at Vancouver Winter Olympics, Canada (2010); “Sartorial Flux” at A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, USA (2006); “Ellipse” at Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, Canada (2002); and “Location / Dislocation” at New Museum, New York, USA (2001). AUAS Dean FDMCI, Frank Kresin said after hearing of her death: "Valérie was a driving force in an international network of fashion innovators. She knew how to inspire others and create amazing work, thanks to her enormous creativity, passion and perseverance. She fought for her life, for life itself, until the very end and never lost her optimism. Her death is a huge loss for many of us and I wish her family, friends and loved ones my condolences." This exhibition is dedicated to Valérie and to try preserve her work and legacy in the e-textiles, wearables and FashionTech community. Valerie Works https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerielamontagne/ https://www.designboom.com/art/valerie-lamontagne-interactive-weather-dresses/2219/ http://amfi.nl/auas-appointed-valerie-lamontagne-professor-fashion/ https://www.ctm-festival.de/archive/all-artists/u-z/valerie-lamontagne/ https://codame.com/artists/valerie-lamontagne https://v2.nl/archive/people/valerie-lamontagne Videos of talks and events https://vimeo.com/3lectromode https://vimeo.com/196041125 https://vimeo.com/46801001 https://vimeo.com/52473969 https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/valerie-lamontagne V2's 3 interviews with Valérie: https://v2.nl/remembering-valerie-lamontagne/?searchterm=VAL%C3%89RIE%20LAMONTAGNE Memorial links https://www.amsterdamuas.com/content/news/news/2019/10/death-of-professor-valerie-lamontagne.html http://adrianfreed.com/content/celebrating-valérie-lamontagne

    latest works

    • Valérie LaMontagne

      Strokes and Dots video, 2013
      video documentation
    • Valérie LaMontagne

      SynapseWear, 2017
      Web
    • Francesca Rosella CUTECIRCUIT

      Green Dress Catwalk, 2020
      h = 200 cm
      Marvellous Designer/ CLO 3D
    • Francesca Rosella CUTECIRCUIT

      Eclair Catwalk, 2020
      w = 150 cm
      Marvellous Designer/ CLO 3D
    • Francesca Rosella CUTECIRCUIT

      Pink Top Catwalk 2, 2020
      w = 200 cm
      Marvellous Designer/ CLO 3D
    • Francesca Rosella CUTECIRCUIT

      Pink Top 1 Catwalk, 2020
      w = 200 cm
      Marvellous Designer/ CLO 3D
    • Joanna Berzowska

      Tribute to Professor Valérie Lamontagne by Joanna Berzowska, Associate Professor, Design and Computation Arts, 2020
      Video message
    • Multiple Artists

      TechnoSensual Exhibition, 2012
      h = 200 cm
      Exhibition: results of an Artist-in-Residency, showing the possibilities that occur when fashion and technology are combined.
    • Valérie LaMontagne

      Ilinx, 2014
      h = 400 cm
      These wearables are outfitted with various sensing and actuating devices that enable visitors to interface with the performance space. During the event, there is a natural continuum between sound and vibration, vision and feeling becomes increasingly blurred, extending and stretching the body’ boundaries.
    • Valérie LaMontagne

      Symmetrical Modern 001 + Asymmetrical Modern 001, 2010
      w = 250 cm
      The designs have a series of embroidered LEDs (12) and a light sensor reacting to immediate environmental light fluctuations.
    • Valérie LaMontagne

      Future Matter 001+002, 2012
      h = 300 cm
      The designs have a series of embroidered LEDs (12) and a motion sensor, transforming the rhythm and illumination of the LEDs in tandem with the wearer’s movementsm with the wearer’s movements
    • Valérie LaMontagne

      Peau d’Âne , 2010
      w = 200 cm
      Temperature, UV, solar radiation, wind speed & velocity, humidity and rain fall data is collected and sent to the dresses wirelessly, where micro-controllers relay info to internal circuitry. the sun dress has 128 LEDs which can light up depending on sun data, while the moon dress has 14 colour-modulating flowers to represent each phase of the moon cycle and the sky dress is imbued with 14 vibrating air pockets
    • Valérie LaMontagne

      Strokes and Dots , 2013
      h = 200 cm
      The designs have a series of embroidered LEDs (5-12) and a motion or light sensor transforming the rhythm and illumination of the LEDs in tandem with the wearer’s movements or by reacting to immediate environmental light fluctuations
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