Daniel Corbeil

Val-d'Or, Canada

Biography

Having grown up in Abitibi, Daniel Corbeil lives and works in Montreal.

He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has been teaching visual arts at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal since 1999.

His work has been regularly shown across Quebec, Canada and internationally. His pieces are collected by both public institutions and private individuals. Daniel Corbeil has also realized several public artworks.

Artistic approach

Module de survie is an architectural installation offering the visitor an opportunity of discovering the potential form an ecological zoomorphic modular habitat could take, which would allow each person to live autonomously in a future where food and energy resources are limited.

In the spirit of the earthship concept (based on the ideas of recycling and self-sufficiency), this module is a projection, imagined by Corbeil as a sculptor, of a home that can produce the food, filtered water and gas needed for domestic use. The installation simulates a “technologically green” habitat as an egg-shaped greenhouse — using translucent hexagonal panels — in which living and food production areas are combined.

Concerned for a number of years by the rapid rate of change imposed on nature by human actions, Daniel Corbeil has sought to testify as to its impact through the prism of the environmental sciences and through the use of green technologies in architecture.

The viewer alone must determine if the artist’s playful eco-fiction is utopian or dystopian.

Artist's artworks and activities

Module de survie