What is Interstices?
We are a media arts research-creation group based in Montreal. Founded in 2000 by Jean Dubois and Lynn Hughes, the group aimed initially to bring together artists from the French and English speaking art/design communities to work loosely together on individual or collaborative projects that explored the aesthetic, poetic and critical significance of interactive technologies.
The group’s activity up to now has consisted of two cycles during each of which a group of about eight artists worked to produce works which were then exhibited together (before going on to more separate destinies).
Lynn Hughes was instrumental in founding Hexagram, the Montreal-based Institute for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology, and made major contributions to its structure and financing over the years. She was co-founder of Interstices in 2000 and more recently has also cofounded the Technoculture, Art and Games group (with professor Bart Simon) based at Concordia University. Lynn is currently Associate Dean of Research and International Relations at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts where she also holds a Research Chair in Interactive Design and Games Innovation.