[ISEA2023] Paper: Gisèle Trudel — Ecotechnologies of practice: in-forming changing climates


Short Paper. Theme: Ecosystems – Climate Change Subtheme: Symbiotic Organizations

How do ecotechnologies of practice actualize? This paper traces the material/theoretical operations of an ongoing long-term research-creation project concerned with changing climates. It mixes information of collectivities: trees, data visualizations, media arts, forest science research (Smartforests Canada, led at UQAM by Daniel Kneeshaw) and publics. An individuation of symbiotic modulations, the paper crafts a thinking-with Balsam Fir, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, cameras, Domingo Cisneros, Dendrometer, Erin Manning, Isabelle Stengers, Gilbert Simondon, Light Emitting Diodes, Numbers, Microphones, Recorders, Scaffolding, Sapflow, Sensings, Sensors, Speakers, Sugar Maple, Temperature, Yellow Birch.

  • Gisèle Trudel (Professor, École des arts visuels et médiatiques, UQAM, Montreal, Canada) is an artist. She works under the name Ælab since 1996, an artist research unit co-founded with Stéphane Claude, who is a composer and sound engineer. Ælab’s commitment to collaboration and creative circulation of approaches and ideas are ways of thinking and doing that try to bridge different modes of inquiry. Their process-oriented investigations creatively engage art and technology as intertwined with philosophy. Dr. Trudel is a research member of Hexagram. She holds the Canada Research Chair MÉDIANE in Arts, Ecotechnologies of Practice and Climate Change (2020-2025).