University of Quebec in Montreal / Hexagram
Robert Saucier currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada, where he is a professor of sculpture and media art, specializing in interactive robotic art at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Since beginning his professional practice in 1979, Saucier has produced artwork for many solo shows and has curated group shows in galleries and museums in Canada, the US, and Europe. He is an active member of Hexagram, (International Network for Research-Creation in Audiovisual Arts, Design, Technology and Digital Culture) in Montreal, which funded parts of his research on interactive robotic sound installations. In 2007, the installation of the Hexagram Robotic Lab at UQAM was planned and supervised. He was director of the École des arts et visuels médiatiques at UQAM, from 2006 to 2009. His artistic research themes question the constant omnipresence of technology in our lives and its ability to radically alter our physiology, perceptions, and notions of connectivity with the world. world. Since 2003 Saucier worked very closely with the group of artists called The KIT Collaboration (Great Britain, Canada and Australia). In 2010, a book (152 pages) with DVD has been published in England documenting this collaboration and contextualizing their research on the international scene. In May 2014, Saucier and Heys present Radiabolus, a large interactive robotics and sound installation in Digital Art at the 2nd International Biennale (BIAN) in Montreal, Canada.