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I Heard There Was a Secret Chord

Daily tous les jours
2017
Installation and online experience

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Photo : © Geoffrey Boulangé
Photo : © Geoffrey Boulangé
Photo : © Geoffrey Boulangé
Photo : © Geoffrey Boulangé
Photo : © Geoffrey Boulangé
Photo : © Geoffrey Boulangé
Photo : © Geoffrey Boulangé
Credit: Physical installation – Creative Direction Mouna Andraos, Melissa Mongiat
Credit: Physical installation – Creative Direction Mouna Andraos, Melissa Mongiat
Credit: Physical installation – Creative Direction Mouna Andraos, Melissa Mongiat
Credit: Physical installation – Creative Direction Mouna Andraos, Melissa Mongiat
Credit: Physical installation – Creative Direction Mouna Andraos, Melissa Mongiat

Team


Mouna Andraos
Creator
Biography
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Photo : Martin Flamand


Mouna Andraos

Mouna Andraos is the co-founder of Montreal design studio Daily tous les jours. At the heart of her work lies a desire to demystify new technology and use it as a vehicle for social change. Mouna has led numerous workshops in disparate places, from Beirut’s Olympiades Culturelles to the San José Biennale and the International Design Center NAGOYA. Prior to co-founding Daily tous les jours, Mouna worked under the moniker of Electronic Crafts, exploring the intersection of mass-produced electronics and handmade crafts to create playful, sustainable or participatory objects. Her work has been showcased at MoMA PS1 in Queens, the Exit Art gallery in New York, and Montreal’s La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, where her first solo show took place.

Her web-based work for Montreal interactive agency Bluesponge received international recognition, from Communication Arts, i-D Magazine, the Webby Awards, the SXSW Festival (Best of Show) and Cannes (Cyber Lion award). She was recently awarded the Phyllis Lambert Design Award by the city of Montreal. Mouna holds a master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University. She is also an alumnus of the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York City. She currently teaches at Concordia University and UQAM’s École de Design.

 

 


Melissa Mongiat
Creator
Biography
Photo
Photo : Martin Flamand


Melissa Mongiat

Melissa Mongiat embraces the opportunities offered by new media while taking an approach that focuses on participation and narrative. Before co-founding Montreal design studio Daily tous les jours, Melissa was based in London, where she worked on a series of large-scale public interactive installations that received international acclaim, including a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, prompting Wallpaper* magazine to include her in its list of 10 groundbreaking designers. Her research work with Kelsey Snook on participatory design has been presented at conferences and workshops around the world, notably at the Royal College of Art in London, the Banff New Media Institute, the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona, and Saint-Étienne’s Biennale.

Melissa holds an MA with distinction in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, and a BA in Graphic Design from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). With her fellow graduates, she co-founded a research unit at Central Saint Martins’ Innovation Centre called Like People Do, which focuses on interactive environments, and has collaborated with Arup Foresight, Phillips and China Heritage. Melissa currently teaches at UQAM’s École de Design.


Hugues Sweeney
Executive Producer
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Hugues Sweeney

After several years of twisting letters as well as ideas by studying philosophy, literature and death metal, Hugues Sweeney became interested in stories as much as the opportunities that technology offers to tell them. First in new media at Radio-Canada, then head of Bande à part and Espace musique, he joined the National Film Board of Canada in 2009 as executive producer dedicated to interactive works. Continuing experimentation both in the grammar of interaction, in sound creation or in generative art, projects from the interactive studio of the NFB has received numerous international awards including SXSW, Japan Media Arts, Boomerang, FIPA d’or and nominations for the Digital Emmy, IDFA, Gemini or the Gémeaux.


Victor Shiffman
Executive Producer
Biography
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Victor Shiffman

To come…

Credits

I Heard There Was a Secret Chord was created by Daily tous les jours. It is a Musée d’art contemporain de
Montréal/National Film Board of Canada and Daily tous les jours co-production.

Creators
Mouna Andraos (Daily tous les jours)
Melissa Mongiat (Daily tous les jours)

Executive Producers
Hugues Sweeney (NFB)
Victor Shiffman (MAC)

 

 

 

 



Press Relations

  • Daily tous les jours

    Recognized for the collective creative experiences it presents in public spaces, Daily tous les jours is a design studio whose primary focus is finding new ways to interact and tell stories. Ranging from small to large scale, its projects combine participation, design and technology, and take many forms: objects, urban planning and installations, exhibitions, social interventions, events, software applications and films. Daily tous les jours won the grand prize at the Interaction Design Awards and at the Shenzen Design Awards for 21 Balançoires. Its cofounders, Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat, have garnered several awards in Europe and the US for their creations. Daily tous les jours also created the unique public-art installation Choreographies for Humans and Stars, specifically designed for the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, and an interactive work for McLaren Wall-toWall (NFB/Quartier des Spectacles Partnership), a public pathway marking the 100th anniversary in 2014 of the birth of master animator Norman McLaren.

  • About the NFB

    The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won 100 awards, including 21 Webbys. To access this award-winning content and discover the work of NFB creators, visit NFB.ca, download its apps for mobile devices or visit NFB Pause.

  • Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC)

    Located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever-growing public. It is also a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The MAC presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive Permanent Collection. These may feature any and every form of expression: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the MAC organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that extend the reach of art throughout the city and beyond.