Alice Jarry is an artist, researcher and educator who specializes in site-specific responsive works, socio-environmental design, digital arts, and tangible media. Her research brings concerns about sustainability, aesthetics, and politics to bear critically upon materiality, material production, and contemporary matters-of-concern regarding urban communities and infrastructures. She is a member of Kheops—an International research consortium that adopts a socially responsible approach of the governance and management of major infrastructure projects within Québec and Canada. She is also a member of Montréal based Digital Arts Collective Perte De Signal, Milieux Institute for Research-Creation (Concordia University) and Hexagram. Alice Jarry is a professor in the department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University and a PhD candidate in Études et pratiques des arts at Université du Québec à Montréal.
Her current research focuses on residual matter and recycling/upcycling processes for glass. From natural resource extraction (Dust Silica, 2018) to current downcycling methods (Dust Agitator, 2018), Alice Jarry explores how the alliances between waste management infrastructure, design, art, and process philosophies can produce new modalities and experiences for residual matter.