Hexagram will produce the Quebec Showcase in Flanders



    MONTREAL, Nov. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Hexagram has been invited to launch the
Quebec Showcase in Flanders by bringing together Quebec fashion designers to
present a fashion show. In addition, Hexagram artists-researchers will
demonstrate Quebec's ingenuity and creativity at the event to be held at the
prestigious and renowned fashion museum in Antwerp, Belgium, on November 14.
    Gao Ying, Hexagram artist-researcher, Marie Saint Pierre, m0851 and
morales, internationally renowned Quebec fashion designers as well as graduate
students from the Université du Québec à Montreal will present their works in
a brilliant parade of style. Jason Lewis and Nicolas Reeves, who will present
the high-tech achievements resulting from their work at Hexagram, will host
the event.
    The Quebec Showcase in Flanders (www.quebec-laanderen.be) is organized by
the Quebec General Delegation in Brussels, with the support of the Flemish
government, and follows an event called "Flemish Colours," a Flanders
initiative held in Quebec in 2004.
    "The Quebec Showcase in Flanders is an excellent opportunity for Hexagram
to accomplish its mission, to play its role as a catalyst for
research-creation in media arts and build a bridge from the world of fashion
and its related creativity," says Alban Asselin, Chief Executive Officer of
the Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology.

    Created in 2001 by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and
Concordia University, joined by McGill University and the Université de
Montréal in 2006, Hexagram brings together a network of 79 artists-researchers
from the university milieu, assisted by more than 350 graduate and
post-graduate students, who collaborate on research projects in film and
digital television, interactive games, performing arts, the immersive world
and interactive multimedia.
    Hexagram's principle public and institutional partners are the Fondation
canadienne pour l'innovation (FCI), the Ministère du Développement
économique,Iinnovation et Exportation (MDEIE), UQAM, Concordia University,
Université de Montréal and McGill University.
    Hexagram's industrial partners are Cirque du Soleil, Fondation Daniel
Langlois pour l'art, la science et la technologie, Gillett Entertainment Group
and The Next Adventure, part of the Hexagram Fund. Cogeco is also a partner.
    www.hexagram.org




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