Following the call for projects for the new residence at Turbulent, the project of the artist Lucas LaRochelle has been selected by the jury.
This residency project, initiated by the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) and supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, allow a professional artist to carry out a research/creation/production residency in collaboration with the Turbulent team. The residency will take place between February and December 2021, for a total of 300 hours of support.
About the artist
Lucas LaRochelle is a designer and researcher whose work is concerned with queer and trans digital cultures, community-based archiving, and co-creative media. They are the founder of Queering The Map, a community generated counter-mapping project that digitally archives queer experience in relation to physical space.
They have lectured, facilitated, and exhibited nationally and internationally, recently at the Guggenheim Museum (USA), MUTEK (Canada), Ars Electronica (Austria), Somerset House (UK), Onomatopee Projects (Netherlands), fanfare (Netherlands), OTHERWISE Festival (Zurich), Ada X (Canada), and SBC Gallery (Canada). Their project Queering The Map was awarded an Honorary Mention for the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica, nominated for the Lumen Prize for Digital Art and the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, and is included in the Library of Congress LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive.