Cécile Martin is a photographer, videographer, web and public artist, master architect and curator of media arts and architecture based in Montreal (Canada).
Her practice has led her to work in Europe, North and South America and Australasia. She exhibits her artwork, writes articles, teaches at the School of Design of the Université du Québec in Montreal and has acted as member of dozens of juries, committees and as lecturer.
As general and artistic director of Champ Libre, Cecile Martin has realized sixteen media arts site specific events, in public spaces or abandoned heritage buildings. She has then commissioned collaborative interventions between media artists and architects.
She is the 2009 recipient of the RAIC Foundation (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) Scholarship.
While architecture transforms environments, performance is both rooted in the past (from English per-former) and expects a result. Architecture as performance accompanies the change of environments, by an action at the scale of the individual or group that produces it.
mycitylab explores and revisits the relationship, changes and actions that arise between the city, new technology and the individual. Architecture as performance can change the perception of this set, questioning the essence of the individual and the collective: the foundation of the relationship between the public and the private, the threshold between housing and public space, the definition of the individual and community, as existing and as possible.