kondition pluriel is an interdisciplinary digital performance group founded by choreographer Marie-Claude Poulin and media artist Martin Kusch in 2000. Integrating body-based performance and digital arts, the artists generate a language outside of established disciplines, focusing as much on the process as on the artistic product. They create ground-breaking, exceptional experiences at the intersection of installation and live performance, where spectators are often invited to play an active part. Using a wide range of cutting-edge tech tools, the group has created ambulatory installations in which dancing bodies interact with real-time media; telematic experiences for one spectator at a time; immersive performances with culinary tastings; urban performances integrating GPS guides; and fulldome, VR, AR and MR installation-performances. Predominant themes are the transformation of the mediatized body; the paranoia brought on by the hyper-surveillance; and sensory exacerbation engendered by today’s technologies.
A pioneer in the field of digital performance in Canada, the group has toured its works in museums, theaters, and galleries around the world and has been involved in artistic research projects and the development of technological tools tailored to its creative needs. The works of kondition pluriel are presented worldwide, including at: Ars Electronica Linz, CYNETart Hellerau, International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA), Havana Biennale, Moscow
Biennale, ICA London, Experimental Performing Arts Centre (EMPAC), ITAU Cultural Saõ Paulo, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, MAK Vienna, Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] Montreal, RobotLove Eindhoven, Centre for Art and Media | ZKM, and Transmediale Berlin.