Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse (a.k.a. Instant Places) have been creating performances and installations as a team since 1997. In their work Laura and Ian focus on the moment of creation, combining improvised actions with sound and image sequences generated in real time. From 2003—2010 they realized Instant Places projects on location across Canada, Australia, Japan, the United States, and South America. They have been based in Hull, Quebec since 2010.