May 9, 2007

(FMK), Karaoke de Mercado Libre (2007)

• IM_POLIS – TRANSITIO_MX Festival, Ciudad de Mexico, Sabado 13 2007

Performance sonoro

El Karaoke de Mercado Libre es una series de entornos sonoros e interactivos creados en tiempo real por medio de una computudora y un programa específico que permite generarlos, basándose en los datos financieros de las compañias que están negociando en la bolsa de valores.

Interactive soundscape created during the Transitio_MX Festival at the Laboratorio Arte-Alameda, in Mexico City – oct.12.07

TMX- Telephonos de Mexico

ANC – Angus Coote Holding

May 9, 2007

Le Monde merveilleux de Corinne et Valbert (2007)

Vidéo réalisée pour le 50e anniversaire de Corinne et Valbert – le 18 août 2007

As a results of bogus copyright infringments warning I decided to delete all my videos from Youtube – Dec 2012

May 9, 2007

FIB BID (2007)

• Paved Arts, Saskatoon, SK, February 23 – March 10 2007

BID is the symbol for Sotheby’s, the noted auction house on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). A FIB is a trivial lie.

This interactive video projection is based on a short clip from the movie THE JUROR, a 1996 film directed by Brian Gibson. Demi Moore stars as Annie Laird, a single mother, picked for jury duty on a Mafia trial. She is forced to persuade her fellow jurors to vote “not guilty” by the “Teacher” who threatens to kill her son. When the trial is over, it seems that he cannot let her go. (1) Annie is a sculptor who makes boxes reminiscent of the FLUXKITS.(2) The content holds meaning to the artist and can be interacted with by the audience. The Teacher played by ALEC BALDWIN befriends ANNIE through buying a few of her works on exhibit in a New York gallery. Here is the transcript of their first encounter:

Do you know Japan?

uh huh

Contemporary Art is a sort of currency there now, because its value is so inconstant, it’s so attractively pliant.

…I’m lost… I’m not connecting the dots here

None of that really matters, all that matters is we need to start getting your pieces traded… record some six figure sales… get you the right review in Art Forum, the proper niche at the Basel Art Fair, that sort of thing, but that’s my job don’t you worry about that.

Listen, Mister Cordell

Call me Mark

OK Mark. Listen…

May I call you Annie?

…Yeah, you know you can call me whatever the hell you want – but I am not interested in having my art used as some kind of currency!

Annie… what do you think I get out of this… do you think I make money out of this… I don’t, I don’t need to… what I do for a living pays me very, very well. I do this so that artists like you can go into you studio and work on your boxes and not worry whether of not your children are being fed… so that these idiots that control the art….

“I do not want my art used as a currency “ is the key phrase. When I first saw the movie I was laughing out loud, I could not believe that an artist would say that. How funny can we be? What kind of sordid joke is this? I have to say that when I looked at the movie again I was still laughing. But what does it mean? Is it like a mechanic that says, “No, no, no I cannot accept any payment for changing the cylinder head gasket on your car,” or a real estate agent that says, “Please do not insult me by wanting to give me money in exchange for selling your house,” etc. Obviously this is nonsense, but when it comes to art, or at least in the media version of the artist, it is acceptable, it is plausible: artists are unpractical and eccentric. This clip incited me to look at the art market, which is a business like any other. Art, like chemicals and pork bellies, is subject to the pressure of the market. If Annie Laird refuses to sell then maybe it will make her art less available, more desirable, and therefore, increase the value of her work. But then again, she could vanish into oblivion. She could also choose to flood the market with her boxes à la mode de Wal-Mart, but that is another story. I choose the Sotheby’s Art House because it is the oldest international auction house and because it is listed on the NYSE, unlike Christie’s, which is a private company. I was interested in using some of the information that is relayed in real time – minus 20 minutes – on the Internet; like the highest price of a share, the lowest price of a share, the volume of sale, the difference between the highs and the lows, etc. I have been following the stock market for some time, using the data to create soundscapes as in the Free Market Karaoke project (2005), or to alter projections like in the do_wild_loops; do_wild_jumps; [big ceo’s talking to small bugs] installation (2003). I am interested in the visualization of data, in the graphical presentation of information but also in the re-contextualization of information. In the do_wild_loops project, I saw the DOW CHEMICAL CO stock rise sharply when the Iraq war started in 2003. Because of this dramatic change I had to review and reset the range in which the incoming information would evolve.

Daniel Dugas
Calgary, AB
February 2007

fibid is portmanteau word fusing FIB and BID together. It is a currency created especially for the exhibition. For this Saskatoon exhibition, the ‘bank’ has issued series of 180 – ’10 fibids’, 200 – ’20 fibids’ and 191 – ‘5 fibids’.

All fibids are numbered. I intend to distribute these bills during the opening on Friday, February 23rd.Ten bills have been marked with a special number and will win a prize of either a CD of FMK or a DVD of La Dauphine.

May 9, 2007


The walker and the camera each move at their own pace.

As a results of bogus copyright infringments warning I decided to delete all my videos from Youtube – Dec 2012

May 9, 2007

A Chandelier Accident (2007)

Chandelier Accident (2007) from daniel dugas on Vimeo.

• Alberta Media Arts Alliance Conference,Red Deer AB May 2-4, 2008
• North County Fair, Driftpile AB June 20-22, 2008
• Cinemathon, Metro Cinema, Edmonton AB July 12, 2008
• Arts on the Avenue, Edmonton AB September 27, 2008
• Edmonton International Film Festival, Edmonton AB September 30, 2008
• Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque, Winnipeg MB November 5, 2008
• ED Video, Guelph ON June 26, 2009
• NB film Coop, Fredericton, NB, April 2009
• Zero Filme Festival, Barreiro, PT, 2009

Daniel Dugas’ A Chandelier Accident sets the tone for this year’s program: a surprisingly inventive take on mainstream celebrity scandal unlikely to be found on YouTube.

Actor David Hasselhoff enjoyed celebrity status with starring roles in popular television series such as Baywatch and Knight Rider. He later attained notoriety in a widely circulated video shot by his daughter, which featured him eating a hamburger while inebriated and lying on the floor. Daniel Dugas’ elegant video A Chandelier Accident chronicles another less fortunate incident in the life of the Hollywood star, this time in London’s Sanderson Hotel. Dugas juxtaposes text from a BBC news story of Hasselhoff’s run in with a light fixture in a men’s toilet with shots of chandeliers in a New Orleans antique shop. A wry take on mainstream culture’s fascination with celebrity, A Chandelier Accident directs the viewers’ gaze towards the ceiling optimistically envisioning a hassle free future for the Hoff.

Leslea Kroll, Prairie Tales 10
Tour Coordinator

May 9, 2007

Paris grince (2007)

Paris Grince (2007) from daniel dugas on Vimeo.

PARIS GRINCE en trois saveurs: saveur google, saveur sphere et saveur ouvriers.

The Eiffel Tower, that famous icon swings and squeaks in a perfect, blue sky.

Durée: 1:40 sec, NTSC Année de production: 2007
DVD en Français et en Anglais.


Nov 8, 2006

Même un détour serait correct (2006)

Même un détour serait correct est animé par la révolte contre le pouvoir sauvage. Les vers y oscillent entre la dénonciation impuissante et l’espoir calculé. Un « refus global » prononcé avec émotion, qui aménage ponts et possibilités permettant à l’homme de « traverser de l’autre côté ».

Prise de parole

Jun 9, 2006

La Dauphine (2006)

• Vallauris, exterior projection town square, La Dauphine, Vallauris, FR, 2006
• Emmedia, Calgary, AB, 2007

While preparing for the festival season, a small town in the south of France is surprised to receive a rising star in their midst.
La Dauphine was created during a residency at A.I.R. Vallauris on the Côte dAzur. The video features local residents and the buzz surrounding the Cannes Film Festival.

Une petite localité dans le sud de la France se prépare pour la saison des festivals et les habitants se trouvent surpris daccueillir une étoile montante dans leur ville.

Part 1 of 3 : 4:15 min
French with English Subtitles
Collaboration avec Valerie LeBlanc

May 7, 2006

8 improvisations pour Valbert (2006)

Il y a quelque mois mon père, Valbert célébrait ses 80 ans. Pour l’occasion je me suis assis au piano et j’ai enregistré 8 improvisations en son honneur. Valbert a toujours eu une appréciation pour les arts et la musique et c’est avec plaisir que je lui offre ces morceaux choisis.

• Improvisation8

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Sep 18, 2005

EMMAX (2003-2006)

Emmax was created on September 2003, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada under the umbrella & support of EMMEDIA.  Emmax is a club / group / community of people who are interested in working / playing / learning and sharing ideas and exploring with Cycling74 MAX MSP and Jitter software

Founding members: Ken Buera, Daniel Dugas, Jim Goertz, David Kim, Valerie LeBlanc and Don Simmons.

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society gratefully acknowledges the invaluable support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Calgary Community Lottery Board, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Calgary Region Arts Foundation, The National Film Board of Canada, Webcore Labs, The Alberta Media Arts A lliance Society, our many dedicated members, artist-producers, volunteers and the Calgary community.
last update: jan 2006


Caroling with Emmax – Dec 23, 2003
Participants: Ken Buera, Daniel Dugas, Jim Goertz, Don Simmons

Ledgefest festivalof ambient music: Jan 9 – 12, 2004
Participants:  Ken Buera, Daniel Dugas, Jim Goertz, Don Simmons

Birthday song – The New Gallery, Jan 17, 2004
Participants:  Ken Buera, Don Simmons

Not White Noise – Bubonix Tourist & Birds and Stone, Dec 19, 2004
Participants:  Ken Buera, Kay Burns, Daniel Dugas, Jim Goertz, Valerie LeBlanc, Don Simmons

Silencing Critical Art, Jan 20, 2005
Participants:  Ken Buera, Don Simmons

Localective, Jan 23, 2006
Participants: Tyler Johnson, Dallin Ursenbach, Anthony Gasca, Tammy Kahn, Brendan Baudat, Amanda Henderson, Sarah Houle-Lowry, Bogdan Cheta, Jena Walker, Maria Cucueto, Robert Harpin


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Daniel H. Dugas

Artiste numérique, poète et musicien, Daniel H. Dugas a participé à des expositions individuelles et de groupe ainsi qu’à plusieurs festivals et événements de poésie en Amérique du Nord, en Europe, au Mexique et en Australie. Son treizième recueil de poésie « émoji, etc. » / « emoji, etc. » vient de paraître aux Éditions Basic Bruegel.

Daniel H. Dugas is a poet, musician, and videographer. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals and literary events in North America, Europe, Mexico, and Australia. His thirteenth book of poetry, 'émoji, etc.' / 'emoji, etc.' has been published by the Éditions Basic Bruegel Editions.

Date : Mars / March 2022
Genre : Poésie / Poetry
Français / English

émoji, etc. / emoji, etc.

Date: Mai / May 2022
Genre: Vidéopoésie/Videopoetry




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