Peau d’Âne: Celebrating the work of Valérie Lamontagne - 3D virtual exhibition by Valérie Lamontagne

Peau d’Âne: Celebrating the work of Valérie Lamontagne

Mon, 10/12/2020 to Mon, 01/04/2021

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Professor Valérie Lamontagne was a Montréal artist-designer, curator, and completed her PhD in “Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion and Technology” from Concordia University in the Department of Design & Computation Arts in 2018. She had just been appointed as professor of the Fashion Research and Technology research group at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) in 2018 and was about to take her post when she found out she has leukaemia, and spent a year fighting it. Valérie had just successfully won her battle with the disease in August 2019, but then deteriorated and died October 4th, 2019.

Valérie was the owner & designer of the brand 3lectromode, a wearable electronics atelier dedicated to avant-garde crafting and consulting in fashionable technologies. . She was collaborating on the project “synapseWear” with Alexander Reeder from Art and Program Inc., based in Tokyo, investigating artistic uses for environmental data in wearable devices.. Lamontagne's research focused on how emerging technologies are creating new platforms for wearable fashion.

Valérie has curated and collaborated on design and media arts exhibitions and events such as: “Fashiontech Festival,” McCord Museum, Montréal, Canada (2017); “Tech-à-porter,” MUTEK IMG, Montréal, Canada (2016); “The Future of Fashion is Now” at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); “TechnoSensual” at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria (2012); “Clothing Without Cloth” at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); “Electromode” at Vancouver Winter Olympics, Canada (2010); “Sartorial Flux” at A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, USA (2006); “Ellipse” at Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, Canada (2002); and “Location / Dislocation” at New Museum, New York, USA (2001).

AUAS Dean FDMCI, Frank Kresin said after hearing of her death: "Valérie was a driving force in an international network of fashion innovators. She knew how to inspire others and create amazing work, thanks to her enormous creativity, passion and perseverance. She fought for her life, for life itself, until the very end and never lost her optimism. Her death is a huge loss for many of us and I wish her family, friends and loved ones my condolences."

This exhibition is dedicated to Valérie and to try preserve her work and legacy in the e-textiles, wearables and FashionTech community.

Valerie Works

Videos of talks and events

V2's 3 interviews with Valérie:

Memorial linksérie-lamontagne

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