Since its foundation in 1992, Champ Libre has explored processes of creation and presentation which involve relationships between architecture, public space and new media arts that provoke encounters between art and the citizen. Resolutely interdisciplinary, Champ Libre is interested in electronic art as a venue for the convergence of new technologies and current practices in contemporary art. Inspired by nomadism, Champ Libre privileges the exploration of alternatives to conventional frameworks of broadcasting and of the consumption of images which influence our vision of the world as individuals and collectives.

The Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal (MIVAEM) punctuates the work of Champ Libre every two years. Open to new tendencies and a plurality of expressive methods , the Manifestation takes a critical viewpoint upon current problems within the field of electronic media and arts notably technological determinism and the position of the artist as he/she faces this evolution. The Manifestation, of whose every edition embraces a noticeably different character, fascilitates an empirical development of expertise by means of collaboration and diffusion of ideas. Champ Libre proposes to artists participating in the event a true research and creative protocol that has electronic arts, architecture and urbanism meeting within an in situ context.

Champ Libre Web Site
Cité des ondes, 5e MIVAEM - september 2002
Source : J.P. Lacroix

1st Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, 1993
Ô Arts Électroniques !, Montreal, 1994
Circulation, Carleton, Chicoutimi, Granby, Hull, Matane, Quebec, 1994
2nd Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, 1995
Circulation 2, Chicoutimi, Carleton, Quebec, Hull, 1996
Circulation à Cuba, Havana, 1995
Sous la passerelle, Montreal, 1996
3rd Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, 1997
Space Junks, London, 1998
Paysage Réinventé -Percé, Percé, 1998
Visions Underground Montreal, Montreal, 1998
Visions Underground Paris, Paris, 1999
4th Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, 1999
Memento Metropolis, Montreal, 1999
Visions Underground Lisboa, Lisbon, 2000
Ondes /Cité, Montreal, 2002
Cité des Ondes - 5th Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, 2002
Urban Drift, Berlin, 2002
C!ME, Montreal, 2003
Vu du Désert, Montreal, 2004
Eaux Arts Électroniques !, Montreal, 2004
Desert – 6th Manifestation Internationale Vidéo et Art Électronique, Montreal, 2004
[Finalist to the Prix d’excellence en architecture 2005 of the Ordre des Architectes du Québec - Category: Urban Design - Event Architecture.]
Terre Nonade/Nomad’s Land, Montréal, 2005
Laboratoire: Invisible Cité/City of invisible, Montréal, 2005
Désert, 6e MIVAEM - september 2004
Source : M. Gibert

Cité Invisible/Invisible City Team

Artistic Director

General Director

Production Director
Special thanks to Marie-Anne Moreau for the production direction work

Production Assistant

Technical Director

Artistic Coordination Assistant

Publication Coordinator

Special Project Coordinator

Coordinator– Int. Symposium – City – Art – Technology

Coordinator City of Invisible Tour

Atelier In Situ

Map / Web Site / Signage Graphic Designer
Julien Berthier

Publication Graphic Designer
Fernando Calderone

Special Activities Coordinator
Léna Felde and Albert Escorihuela

DVD Conception
Ju-Eun Lee