2016 House Programs 887 - Page 8

STEVE BLANCHET Creative Direction and Design
Creative director at Ex Machina , Steve has worked in the artistic , cultural and advertising world for 20 years . Trained as a graphic designer , he completed his education at l ’ Ecole francophone des attachés de presse ( ÉFAP ) in France in 1994 and worked as a designer at the Carré Noir agency in Paris .
From 1996 to 2013 , he worked at Cossette , where several of his social campaigns received national and international awards .
He began his collaboration with Ex Machina in 2005 with the creation of the architectural projection The Image Mill ( 2008 ). He would be co-creator and image co-designer until the final edition in 2013 , about Norman McLaren ’ s work .
Followed by work on the creation of 887 and The library at night , an immersive exhibition using virtual reality inspired by the Alberto Manguel ’ s work , for which Steve Blanchet directed the creation and co-signed the design with Robert Lepage .
His career is punctuated with various collaborations in numerous short films , shows , plays and publications .
JEAN-SÉBASTIEN CÔTÉ Composer and Sound Designer
Musician and sound designer Jean-Sébastien wrote musical scores for several Quebec City theatre and dance productions before joining Ex Machina on The Far Side of the Moon in 1999 . Since then , he has worked regularly on the company ’ s projects , including The Andersen Project , La Celestina , The Dragons ’ Trilogy , 1984 , The Blue Dragon , Eonnagata , La Tempête , SPADES and HEARTS from the Playing Cards tetralogy , and the 2013 version of Needles and Opium . In between projects with Ex Machina , he has worked with various renowned Canadian directors such as Daniel Brooks , Wajdi Mouawad and François Girard .
SYLVAIN DÉCARIE Associate Set Designer
Sylvain graduated with a degree in fine arts and founded the independent contemporary art gallery ROUJE in Quebec City in 1995 . Passionate about this discipline , it was nevertheless through working as a scenic painter in different specialized studios that he developed an interest in sets .
Between 2000 and 2008 , Sylvain worked as a stage technician on several theatrical productions and films in Quebec and then became the technical director of Théâtre du Trident in 2009 .
In 2011 , he completed his first set design for Véronique Coté ’ s show BANQUET . After that came the design of a children ’ s show for the Festival d ’ été de Québec , LE GRAND TROTINO , conceived in collaboration with Lionel Arnould . This design unified the set and video projection .
For the last several years , Sylvain has been working primarily as an artistic director on film sets and as a designer for multifunctional sets for television .
887 marks a return to theatre and his first collaboration with Ex Machina .
FÉLIX FRADET-FAGUY Image Designer
Video designer , 2D / 3D designer , motion designer and videographer , Félix joined the Ex Machina team when he was involved with the creation of the architectural projection The Image Mill for the 2011 , 2012 and 2013 editions . He has also worked on projections for the 2014 Montreal Festival des Lumières and the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede . He has created video content for corporate events , television shows , music shows , museum exhibitions and theatre productions , including the play Icare by Michel Lemieux et Victor Pilon .
STEVE BLANCHET Creative Direction and Design SYLVAIN DÉCARIE Associate Set Designer Creative director at Ex Machina, Steve has worked in the artistic, cultural and advertising world for 20 years. Trained as a graphic designer, he completed his education at l’Ecole francophone des attachés de presse (ÉFAP) in France in 1994 and worked as a designer at the Carré Noir agency in Paris. Sylvain graduated with a degree in fine arts and founded the independent contemporary art gallery ROUJE in Quebec City in 1995. Passionate about this discipline, it was nevertheless through working as a scenic painter in different specialized studios that he developed an interest in sets. From 1996 to 2013, he worked at Cossette, where several of his social campaigns received national and international awards. Between 2000 and 2008, Sylvain worked as a stage technician on several theatrical productions and films in Quebec and then became the technical director of Théâtre du Trident in 2009. He began his collaboration with Ex Machina in 2005 with the creation of the architectural projection The Image Mill (2008). He would be co-creator and image co-designer until the final edition in 2013, about Norman McLaren’s work. Followed by work on the creation of 887 and The library at night, an immersive exhibition using virtual reality inspired by the Alberto Manguel’s work, for which Steve Blanchet directed the creation and co-signed the design with Robert Lepage. His career is punctuated with various collaborations in numerous short films, shows, plays and publications. JEAN-SÉBASTIEN CÔTÉ Composer and Sound Designer Musician and sound designer Jean-Sébastien wrote musical scores for several Quebec City theatre and dance productions before joining Ex Machina on The Far Side of the Moon in 1999. Since then, he has worked regularly on the company’s projects, including The Andersen Project, La Celestina, The Dragons’ Trilogy, 1984, The Blue Dragon, Eonnagata, La Tempête, SPADES and HEARTS from the Playing Cards tetralogy, and the 2013 version of Needles and Opium. In between projects with Ex Machina, he has worked with various renowned Canadian directors such as Daniel Brooks, Wajdi Mouawad and François Girard. In 2011, he completed his first set design for Véronique Coté’s show BANQUET. After that came the design of a children’s show for the Festival d’été de Québec, LE GRAND TROTINO, conceived in collaboration with Lionel Arnould. This de ͥչѡ͕Ё٥ɽѥ)ȁѡЁ͕ٕɅ啅̰Mم́)ݽɭɥɥ䁅́ѥѥɕѽȁ)͕́́ͥȁȁձѥչѥ͕)ȁѕ٥ͥ(܁ɭ́ɕɸѼѡɔ́)ɅѥݥѠ5()%1%`IPUd)%ͥ)YͥȰ)ͥȰѥͥ)٥ɅȰ)ѡ5ѕ)ݡ݅́ٽٕ)ݥѠѡɕѥѡ)ɍѕɅɽѥQ%5ȁѡ(İȁ́ѥ̸!́ͼ)ݽɭɽѥ́ȁѡЁ5ɕ)ѥم́1յɕ́ѡѠٕͅ)ѡ Mх!́ɕѕ٥)ѕЁȁɅєٕ̰ѕ٥̰ͥ͡)̰͕ͥ͡մᡥѥ́ѡɔ)ɽՍѥ̰Ցѡ%ɔ5)1ЁYѽȁA((0