Alexandre Saunier (he/him) is a French multidisciplinary artist and researcher working with light, video, sound, and autonomous computing systems. His performances and installations explore the intersection between sensory perception, media arts, theatrical dramaturgy, cybernetics, and complex system theory. He completed a PhD at Concordia University (Montréal, Canada), where he investigated light as an artistic medium with autonomous and emergent properties based on real-time computational systems. He holds a master’s degree in sound design from the ENS Louis Lumière (Paris) and worked on robotic design and interactive lighting research at the ENS Arts Décoratifs (Paris).
Alexandre is a member of the artistic duo ALMA with Marc-André Cossette since 2020. Together they create live audiovisual performances that combine instrumental and electronic music with cutting-edge video game engine, motion capture, audio synthesis, and Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life techniques.
Alexandre’s artistic work and academic research are regularly presented in international venues such as Mutek, Elektra BIAN, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Ars Electronica, ISEA, Impakt Festival, MuffatHalle, Bcn_llum, ALIFE Conference, Media Art History, or Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.
Photo: Agustina Isidori.