3lectromode: In 2010 Valérie Lamontagne founded 3lectromode in Montréal, Canada. 3lectromode is a wearable electronics atelier dedicated to avant-garde crafting and consulting in fashionable technologies. We develop fashiontech garments and tangible solutions for smart textiles and wearable technology designs.
Bio: Valérie Lamontagne is a Montréal artist-designer, curator, and holds a PhD in “Performative Wearables: Bodies, Fashion and Technology” from Concordia University where she teaches in the Department of Design & Computation Arts. She is the owner & designer at 3lectromode, a wearables electronics atelier and founder of the Fashiontech Festival in Montreal. She is also collaborating on the project “synapseWear” with Alexander Reeder from Art and Program Inc., based in Tokyo, investigating artistic uses for environmental data in wearable devices.
Valérie has curated and collaborated on design and media arts exhibitions and events such as: “Fashiontech Festival,” McCord Museum, Montréal, Canada (2017); “Tech-à-porter,” MUTEK IMG, Montréal, Canada (2016); "The Future of Fashion is Now" at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); "TechnoSensual" at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria (2012); "Clothing Without Cloth" at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); "Electromode" at Vancouver Winter Olympics, Canada (2010); “Sartorial Flux” at A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, USA (2006); "Ellipse" at Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec, Canada (2002); and "Location / Dislocation" at New Museum, New York, USA (2001).
Clients and collaborators: Avantex, France; Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), USA; Clausette, France; ElektroCouture, Germany; Atelier Néerlandais and CLICKNL, Netherlands; Cirque du Soleil, Canada; Connectivity Lab / MEDEA, Sweden; Future Textiles, Denmark; Living in Digital Times, USA; Fashioning-Tech, USA.
Funding: Canada Council for the Arts; Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Fondation Québecoise recherche en société et culture; Hexagram Institute; Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association.
3lectromode: 6559, Clark Street, Montréal, Québec, Canada H2S 3E8