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Alexandre Saunier

Alexandre Saunier is a multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection between light, video, sound, autonomous systems, and sensory perception. He holds a master in sound design from the ENS Louis Lumière (Paris), and participated in research in robotic design and interactive lighting at the ENS Arts Décoratifs (Paris). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Concordia University (Montréal) in which he explores light as an artistic medium expressing principles of autonomy and emergence based on complex computational systems. Through his doctoral research, he proposes to create a new interdisciplinary field of “light studies” that entangles the creative, technical, and socio-cultural aspects of light.

Since 2020, Alexandre is a member of the duo ALMA alongside Marc-André Cossette. Together they create live generative audiovisual performances that bring together cutting-edge video game engine, audio synthesis, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life techniques.

Alexandre’s artistic work and academic research are regularly presented in various international venues such as Mutek Montréal, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Ars Electronica, ISEA, Impakt Festival, MuffatHalle, Bcn_llum, ALIFE Conference, Media Art History, or Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.