LUMINIFEROUS AETHER is an audiovisual composition that explores the transformation of visible frequencies into audible signals through the phenomenon of transduction. The sound piece is mainly composed of light pulses transmitted from a cathode ray monitor of which the characteristics of sound matter are transformed by modulating parameters of the screen. The visual was generated by means of a modified scanner allowing the continuous capture of reflective objects, as well as the use of video feedback loop effects and light diffraction effects from an 8mm projector.
Stephanie Castonguay is an artist of Greek descent living in Montreal (born Dimitra Kabakos). After studying music and art and teaching herself how to use inductive sensors, solar panels, DIY amplification circuits, and processing systems to broadcast sounds, Castonguay has coupled her academic background with her DIY ethos. Her work has been presented in Montreal and abroad: Festival International Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques, Biennale Internationale d'Art Numérique, Perte de Signal, Eastern Bloc, Fondation Molinari, Centre Fokal (HT), STEIM (NL), Tsonami (CL). She has performed in various festivals such as Sight & Sound, PirateBlocRadio, Ibrida Pluri II, Printemps Numériques, Metarythmes, Instruments Make Play (NL), Code d'Accès, Tsonami Sound Art Festival (CL), Mutek, Espacio Fundación Telefónica (PE) and more recently at Lux Magna Festival. Motivated by concepts of the commons and open practices, she has led hands-on sound workshops for artists, communities, and families in Montréal, Tunis, Casablanca, and beyond. She is a member of the artist center perte de signal.