FROM APRIL 8, 2021

A presentation of works by Brad Necyk, Gary James Joynesand Van Grimde Corps Secrets.

Curator: Isabelle Van Grimde.


From 2015 to 2019, Van Grimde Corps Secrets shared the scientific research documents underlying the creation of the EVE 2050 triptych with its collaborating artists. The Embodiment exhibitions served to disseminate the works stemming from this research, and to create a dialogue among them.


Embodiment 2

Embodiment 2 sets up another dialogue between Eve 2050: The Web Series and the works of Brad Necyk and Gary James Joynes, constructed in part with rushes from the series and motion captures made last March for the virtual reality prototype.

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the world of this virtual exhibition, to witness the dialogue between these works. The new formative link between them is thus highlighted, allowing a deeper understanding of the circumstances of their creation, as well as the scientific and artistic reflections underlying them.


About Brad Necyk

Brad Necyk is a Canadian digital media artist and writer with a PhD in Psychiatry whose practice focuses on empathy, consciousness, and human flourishing. His doctoral research was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal and he is a Research Associate with the Earth Futures Institute and Film & Digital Media at the University of California Santa Cruz.

His artworks and films have been shown across Canada and internationally and he has completed his first book ALL SKY, MIRROR OCEAN: A Healing Manifesto.



About Gary James Joynes

Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) is an award-winning visual and sound artist that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements in Live Cinema AV performances and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works. The past few years have seen him also composing sound and music for avant-garde film and contemporary dance works.










From April 8, 2021


Online –  Virtual Espace Corps Secrets


The Birth of the World
Director: Brad Necyk
Visual design: Brad Necyk
Original Music Score, Sound Design and Mixing, Modular Synthesizer, Bass Guitar and Vocals: Gary James Joynes
Commissioned and co-produced by Van Grimde Corps Secrets
Comprised of unpublished rushes from Eve 2050: The Web Series and motion capture data from Eve 2050: The Virtual Reality Prototype
Additional artworks contributed by Aaron Munson, Marilene Oliver, Veronika McGinnis
Artistic director and choreographer: Isabelle Van Grimde
Director: DAVAI
Assistant to the choreographer: Sophie Breton
Performers: Sophie Breton, Justin De Luna, Chi Long, Marine Rixhon, Gabrielle Roy, Emmanuelle Martin, Felix Cossette, Georges-Nicolas Tremblay, Brontë Poiré-Prest, Erika Morin, Marie Mougeolle, Rhéa Sky Walsh, Soula Trougakos, Angélique Willkie, Kim Long, Alice Delapierre.
Music composer: Thom Gossage
Visual and interactive design: Jérôme Delapierre
Costumes design: Pascale Bassani et Isabelle Van Grimde
Preliminary research for the costumes: Jérôme Delapierre et Manon Desrues
Sculptures Family portrait and accessories for the costumes: Marilene Oliver
Created by Van Grimde Corps Secrets in coproduction with DAVAI
Inspired by ideas from: Dr. Cristian Berco, Historian – Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias, Neuroscientist Marie Brassard, Playwright, Director and Actor Dr. Joanne Lalonde, Art Historian – Dr. François-Joseph Lapointe, Biologist Dr. Isabelle Lemelin, Anthropologist David Paquin, Engineer and Designer in New Media Creation – Darian Goldin Stahl, Artist and PhD Humanities Student Dr. Monique Régimbald-Zeiber, Artist and Researcher on the construction of the gaze and history –
Raphael Cuir, Art critic and Art Historian – Dr. Isabelle Choinière, Artist and researcher in new contemporary performative practices – Roland Huesca, Author and Researcher in aesthetics and dance – Dr. Jacques Mateu, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brad Necyk, Visual and media artist – Dr. Hiba Zafran, occupational therapist.
Developed with the Plan numérique du Québec and the National Creation Fund of the National Arts Center.
EVE 2050 is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Initiative.
Van Grimde Corps Secrets is supported for all its activities by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
Prototype inspired by the Eve 2050 triptych, by Van Grimde Corps Secrets
Created by Van Grimde Corps Secrets and the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Artistic direction and choreography: Isabelle Van Grimde
Musical direction: Thom Gossage
Performer: Sophie Breton
3D design: Thomas Thevenet and Yohji David
Unity integration and development: Yohji David
Sound design: Florian Clar
Character animation: Michell-Eve Clavette and Yohji David
With the support of:
Iloé Françon, Production manager, Van Grimde Corps Secrets
Mathieu Perreault, Liaison and Industry Relations Officer, UQAT
Casey Côtes-Turpin, Laboratory manager and research officer, UQAT
Estelle Guingo, doctoral candidate, laboratory assistant and lecturer, UQAT
Amélie Richard, Managing Director, Eltoro Studio
Maxime Dussault, Artistic Director – Partner, Eltoro Studio
Van Grimde Corps Secrets would like to thank the Creation and New Media Department of UQAT and the UFR Ingémédia of the University of Toulon.