“Projet EVA, formed by Étienne Grenier and Simon Laroche, is an artist duo from Montréal who work with the audience’s discomfort almost as if it was a material in itself.”
Made up of Simon Laroche and Étienne Grenier, both artists, interactive media designers and teachers, Projet EVA is a collective that has been producing installations and performances in digital arts worldwide since 2003.
Projet EVA artworks explore relations established between humans, their environment and its mediation through technological systems. The collective focuses mainly on the subtractive effects of technology and media on the human experience, as well as on how the virtual world is increasingly woven into the urban and social landscape, encroaching on physical reality. Underneath the collective’s custom made applications, robots and assorted machines lies an inquiry into how technology impacts on the construction of our social and psychological realities as well as our living environment.
Projet EVA was born out of a desire to create critical, experimental and transgressive works.
Etienne Grenier is an artist working in the field of digital culture. He has taught audiovisual interaction design for many years at Université du Québec à Montréal. He has collaborated as a designer with architecture and communication firms, dance and theatre companies and video producers.
Simon Laroche is an artist and interaction designer. He teaches Electronic Arts at Concordia University and collaborates on theatre, fashion design, dance and cinema productions.
Digital content coordinator at Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
David Lemieux, Director of product management at Pixmob