WHO: Montréal-based video artist Sabrina Ratté, one half of audiovisual duo Le Révélateur with Roger Tellier-Craig and part of online collective Computers Club
STYLE: Abstract sci-fi virtual environments and architectures, electric glitches within fluid forms
LATEST WORK: Art installation Other Spaces, with Brenna Murphy at Laffy Maffei Gallery in Paris (2016); Le Révélateur – Hyper 12” (2016)
LABELS: Undervolt & Co, Gneiss Things, NNA Tapes, Root Strata
MORE: Her visual art has shown in numerous curated exhibitions including Montréal’s Eastern Bloc, Cinémathèque Québécoise and BIAN, the Museum of the Moving Image and Pulse in New York, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam
MUTEKs: Montréal: 2013, MUTEK_IMG 2013, Montréal: 2014; Le Révélateur – Digital Québec London: 2015, Montréal 15x15: 2014, Montréal: 2013, Barcelona: 2013, Mexico: 2012
Inspired by the relationship between visual art and electronic music and schisms between digital realms and real ones, Sabrina Ratté builds abstract virtual environments generated by analog technologies. She synthesizes film, video feedback and 3D animation, using electricity as raw material and sculpting it digitally into luminous and vibrating architectures.
Ratté holds a Masters in Film Production from Concordia University and in the past several years has seen her video work, installations, GIFs, prints and live performances featured internationally at galleries and festivals. She’s also released her video art on San Francisco Label Root Strata and on the video label Undervolt & Co. She joined electronic musician-producer Roger Tellier-Craig’s Le Révélateur in 2010, turning his solo project officially into a digital and analog audiovisual duo of abstract architectural structures and pulsing neon electronic landscapes. Since then, they’ve performed immersive shows across Europe and North America. At MUTEK this year, Ratté integrates her video apparitions with the music of Fousek / Hansen / Tellier-Craig on Thursday night at the MAC.
Inspired by the relationship between visual art and electronic music and the schisms between digital realms and lived environments, Sabrina Ratté builds abstract virtual worlds generated by analog technologies. In video synthesis, video feedback and 3D animation, she uses electronic light as raw material, sculpting and painting it into luminous and vibrating architectures.
Ratté holds a Masters in Film Production from Concordia University and has expanded her screen-based work through experiments in video art, 3D animation, installation and live performance, emphasizing the shifting emotional identities of screen-based environments in flux between the real and virtual. She joined electronic musician-producer Roger Tellier-Craig’s Le Révélateur in 2010, turning his solo project officially into a digital and analog audiovisual duo of abstract architectural structures and pulsing neon electronic landscapes—in constant dialogue with Tellier-Craig's ethereal, futuristic sounds. Represented by Laffy Maffei Gallery in Paris and Ellephant Gallery in Montréal, Ratté has also presented her work in numerous exhibitions and festivals, including at Montréal’s BIAN, Papier Art Fair, Elektra and Chromatics festivals, Lyon's Mirage Festival, HEK Basel, Mexico's Material Art Fair and Berlin's Atonal, the Whitney Museum of Art and the Museum of the Moving Image New York.
At MUTEK Montréal, Ratté performs Machine for Living, an immersive project combining video, sculpture and live performance alongside a soundtrack by Roger Tellier-Craig. Machine for Living investigates the 1960s architecture of towns and brutalist habitation buildings outside Paris, combining documentation and abstraction in utopian and dystopian atmospheres.
Appears as part of Keychange :: Amplify