Jean-Philippe Côté

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  • ISEA2019

    Jean-Philippe Côté. Born and based in Montreal (Canada), Jean-Philippe Côté (a.k.a. djipco) is an artist and teacher. His hybrid creations, sourced in cybernetics and prosthetics, explore this juncture where the roles of humans and machines overlap. Using open source software and ‘obsolete’ hardware, he puts together interactive installations that bring back a sense of tangibility to this growingly artificial world of ours. Leveraging his early years as an award-winning developer, he devises algorithmic approaches to reinventing reality and creating art. This makes him a regular contributor to the open source community especially in the field of physical computing and creative computing. His subject of choice is the human face which he often draws using micro or macro line segments. While somewhat figurative, his work always challenges the viewer’s first perceptions and usually calls for further scrutiny. Using generative and algorithmic processes, his creations are time and again the result of emergence and serendipity. Côté’s work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals internationally in venues such as Venice’s Arsenale, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, Montreal’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju’s Asia Culture Center and Fukuoka City’s Science Museum. He holds a master’s degree in communication with a specialization in experimental media from Université du Québec à Montréal. He teaches interactive media at Édouard-Montpetit College.

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  • Montreal, Canada

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