8 April 2019

About the artist…

Born in Boisbriand, Isabelle Gagné is a pioneer of mobile art in Canada. It was in 2009 that she naturally turned to mobile devices as a medium of artistic expression. Strongly fueled by its digital environment, she is particularly interested in Quebec’s contemporary natural landscape, an enunciative marker of heritage. Her research is multiplatform, drawing its raw material in photos, screenshots, and even accidents (graphics) found on the Internet.


About the work…

Stratotype digital-ien is an autonomous computer robot (a bot) that randomly recomposes images of the Quebec landscape. He transforms the photos taken by the artist Isabelle Gagné and those collected from citizens. In original photographs, the bot adds extracts of images of similar geomorphological nature found on Google Image, creating a new generation of images. The modified images create unusual visual occurrences of Québec territory on the web and search engines.


• Inkjet print. Archive quality paper acid free – Fuji Premium Matte 230g.  Format: 20x15 po. / 50×38 cm.   Not framed.
• Flat rate of 150 $ CAN. Available at TOPO’s office without any other fee. If shipped, shipping and packaging costs will apply.