Through his work, Charles explores the relational dynamic between sound and the possible objects or concepts that tether it to the tangible. His artistic career consists of a multitude of audiovisual productions and installations, which has given him the agency to invest his interest in crafting immersive sensory experiences that bring the viewer’s perception to the forefront. He is dually influenced by visual art and music but his interestes extend to experimental cinema, digital-audio installation and photography. In his art-making he investigates novel methods of bringing awareness to our environment and the bodies that pass through it. His key motive in developing his practice is to understand the situated self and the possible actions that follow.
Charles Rainville's work combines sound art, video and interactive installations. He completed his BFA in electroacoustic and digital art at Université de Montréal (CA) and The Superior School of Art in Mons (BE). His current research at Concordia is dedicated to audiovisual production. His compositions have played in many festivals across America and Europe including at the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival and Festival de la Imagen in Colombia. He has been an active participant in the cultural life of Brussels by joining the production team of Les Garages Numériques and in Montreal by producing shiftradio.live and through DJ and VJ performances in diverse venues.