Eastern Bloc

Board of Directors

Esther Bourdages
Esther Bourdages is an art historian, curator and sonic explorer. She focuses on new forms of sculpture within an expanded field, as multimedia, web art, sound art.

Adam Basanta
Adam Basanta is a composer and sound artist whose work traverses electroacoustic and instrumental composition, audiovisual installations, site-specific interventions, laptop performance, and dynamic light design. Basanta teaches digital audio courses at Dawson College and Concordia University.

Sophie Amyot
Sophie Amyot is an associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and is a member of the corporate law practice group. Her practice focuses in the areas of corporate finance, securities and mergers and acquisitions.

Ismail Negm
Ismail Negm is Vice-President and Head of Research at Majestic Asset Management. Negm is also an Eastern Bloc Lab volunteer.

Lynn Hughes
Lynn Hughes is a digital media researcher and artist who teaches at Concordia University where she co-founded TAG, the Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre. Her own work focuses mostly on full body and other physical games. She sees game culture as a broad, diversified, exceedingly dynamic and evolving field that is central to contemporary culture.

Stéphane Rousseau
Stéphane Rousseau is the designer and creator of the EchoRap, the first 3D printer designed and produced in Montréal. Entrepreneur and founder of Robotic Sequencing, he is interested in 3D printing, automation, firmware design and programming.

Josée Brouillard
Josée Brouillard is a digital artist experimenting with interactive video installations. She is actively involved in Montreal artist-run culture, through centres such as Oboro, Studio XX, and Eastern Bloc.

Katherine Melançon
Katherine is a multidisciplinary artist interested in exploring the converging grounds of digital arts and traditional arts, the notion of process and the idea of sharing/letting go of control. In addition, she has been working in the field of interactive communications for more than 15 years. Before joining Eastern Bloc, she was an active member of the digital art festival Elektra.

Sophie de Champlain
Since 2014, Sophie De Champlain has been working as a legal counsel at the National Film Board of Canada. She earned her law degree from the Université de Montréal and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2012. Prior to her career in law, she pursued undergraduate studies in photography and film. She also holds the position of Acting Secretary of the NFB Board of Trustees.