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The Daniel Langlois Foundation Collection

The Vasulkas in their Buffalo studio, 1977
Pepsi-Cola Pavilion, Expo 70, Osaka Alfons Schilling shooting Alex Hay's performance Grass Field Sonia Sheridan, The Magic Finger (Self Portrait with Pointing Finger), 1970

The Foundation's documentation collection covers the major trends and practices that have emerged in electronic and media arts from the early sixties to today. The collection includes a vast array of documents from several sources. Support material for projects submitted to the Foundation as part of its annual calls for projects, as well as documents supplied by recipients of the Foundation’s financial assistance. The documentation collection includes traditional printed matter (books, catalogues), periodicals, CD-ROMs and other digital material, audio CDs, videotapes, films and slides. Also available are many background files on individuals and groups working in electronic and media arts. These files contain such material as press releases, invitations, leaflets and resumés.

The documentation collection includes also holdings and archives from groups and individuals concerned with the history and practice of electronic, digital and media arts:

+ + Collection of Documents Published by E.A.T.
+ + Collection of Films on Frank J. Malina
+ + Images du Futur collection
+ + Latin American Electroacoustic Music collection
+ + 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering fonds
+ + Sonia Landy Sheridan fonds
+ + Steina and Woody Vasulka fonds
+ + Jean-Pierre Boyer collection
+ + Ghana's Highlife Music collection

Access to the collection

In October 2011, the Cinémathèque québécoise and the Daniel Langlois Foundation arrange to ensure the conservation and accessibility of the Foundation’s collection. Public access is now possible through the Cinémathèque:
Cinémathèque québécoise
Médiathèque Guy-L.-Coté
335 de Maisonneuve Blvd East
Montréal (QC) H2X 1K1
mediatheque @
The database of the collection is also available online on the Cinémathèque’s website :

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