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Dr Alice Jarry, PhD

Assistant Professor, Design and Computation Arts
Concordia University Research Chair in Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality (New Scholar), Design and Computation Arts

Dr Alice Jarry, PhD
Office: S-EV 6745  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5631
Website(s): Critical Practices in Materials and Materiality
Alice Jarry website
Availability: By appointment

Alice Jarry is an artist, researcher and educator who specializes in site-specific responsive works, socio-environmental design, digital arts, tangible media, and community-oriented projects.  Her research brings concerns about sustainability, aesthetics, and politics to bear critically upon materiality, material production, and contemporary matters-of-concern regarding urban communities and infrastructures. With matter  inseparable from both form and practice, her installation works examines how materiality - engaged in constant processes of transformation and circulation with site, technology, and communities - can provoke the emergence of adaptive forms and resilient socio-environmental relations.

Her current research focuses on residual matter and recycling/upcycling processes for glass. From natural resource extraction (Dust Silica, 2018)  to current downcycling methods (Dust Agitator, 2018), Alice Jarry explores how the alliances between waste management infrastructure, design, art, and process philosophies can produce new modalities and experiences for residual matter.

Alice Jarry’s work have been funded by SSHRC, FQRSC, and Hexagram. As part of the research-creation program Beyond the operative images (UQAM-FQRSC, 2016-19), she examines how data flows can generate new critical and inclusive modes of engagement with materiality, land use, the built environment, and the socio-environmental impact of human activity. She is a member of Kheops - an International research consortium that adopts a socially responsible approach of the governance and management of major infrastructure projects within Québec and Canada. She is equally a member of  Montreal based Digital Arts Collective Perte De Signal (Montréal), Milieux Institute for Research-Creation (Concordia University) and Hexagram (Montréal).

Her works have been presented at Vox Centre de l’image Contemporaine (Montréal),  Biennale Nemo (Paris), Leonardo Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology (Milan), at Automata (Third International Digital Arts Biennial, Montreal), Le mois Multi (Quebec), Device_Art Triennale (Zagreb), Invisible Dog Art Center (New York), Le Manège de Sury as part of Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture (Mons), Physicalité (Second International Digital Arts Biennial, Montreal), La gare numérique (Jeumont), as part of the LASER series (Leonardo-Hexagram) and in several exhibition locations in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Courses Taught

D-CART 498/631 Critical Materiality

DART 391 Environmental Research-Practice

DART 392 Socio-Cultural Research-Practice

DART 481 Design & Community Engagement

CART 444 Portfolio Studio

CART 412 Project Studio II

DART 212 Digital Media Studio 1

CART 211 Creative Computing & Network Culture

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