Eric Filion (NOKAMI)

Is an Canadian designer, technologist and artist in new media.


Solastalgia’Solastalgia is a neologism that describes a form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change, such as mining or climate change. Coined by philosopher Glenn Albrecht in 2003, it was formed from a combination of the Latin word solacium (comfort) and the Greek root –algia (pain). According to the Solastagia concept, research is based on personal reflection on the lived experience of individuals influenced by the consequences of climate change. These anxieties about the transformations of our environment place people in a particular state of attention towards the environment. The project submits that it is possible to cause this feeling of danger within a virtual environment. The intention of this project is to create a virtual artwork bringing emotions and anxieties of the real world. The project thus presents an immersive space allowing to test a problem related to our capacity of environmental adaptation and its physiological consequences associated with this situation.

a solastalgia est un néologisme qui décrit une forme de détresse psychique ou existentielle causée par des changements environnementaux, tels que l'exploitation minière ou le changement climatique. Énoncé par le philosophe Glenn Albrecht en 2003, il s'est formé d'une combinaison du mot latin solacium (confort) et de la racine grecque -algia (douleur). Selon le concept de Solastagia, la recherche repose sur une réflexion personnelle sur l'expérience vécue des personnes influencées par les conséquences du changement climatique. Ces angoisses sur les transformations de notre environnement placent les gens dans un état d'attention particulier vers l'environnement. Le projet soutient qu'il est possible de provoquer ce sentiment de danger dans un environnement virtuel. L'intention de ce projet est de créer une œuvre virtuelle qui apporte des émotions et des angoisses du monde réel. Le projet présente donc un espace immersif permettant de tester un problème lié à notre capacité d'adaptation environnementale et ses conséquences physiologiques associées à cette situation.

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Michael Trommer is a Toronto based producer and sound artist; his experimental work has been focussed primarily on psychogeographical explorations via the use of field recordings.

He has released material on an unusually diverse roster of labels, both under his own name as well as ’sans soleil’. These include Transmat, Wave, Ultra-red, and/OAR, Audiobulb, Audio Gourmet, Gruenrekorder, Impulsive Habitat, Stasisfield, Serein, Flaming Pines, 3leaves and con-v.

Michael also creates gallery-based audio installation work; He has exhibited work at Australia’s ‘Liquid Architecture’, ‘from 0 to 1 and back again’ at Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, Cordoba, Spain’s art:tech and soundLAB in Köln. His music has also been included in Dodi Nash’s ‘Listening Shell’ installation, on permanent exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert museum.

He has performed extensively in North America, Europe and Asia,, including events with members of Berlin’s raster-noton collective, as well as the 2008 and 2013 editions of Mutek’s acclaimed a/visions series. He also regularly improvises with Toronto-based AI collective ‘i/o media’.

In 2011, Michael’s ‘ghostwood’ project was awarded a major audio arts grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.