An exerpt from “Archiving the City” (April 8, 4pm)

In conversation with New York artist and researcher Adeola Enigbokan. An exerpt from “Archiving the City”: “When my friends in New York ask me how I am doing in Moscow, through grainy Skype windows, I answer: I feel like a unicorn, a black unicorn, a mythical creature, every time I leave the house. I must move slowly and carefully, and learn not to balk when the people reach out to touch my hair. Walking in Moscow feels more like an artistic performance, than simple urban locomotion. I am aware of being onstage, of the arresting nature of some character, created by the city around me, and projected on to my physical being. This projection is strong, alive and has absolutely nothing to do with me, and yet it hovers around me like a force field, defining the parameters of my experience of the city. ” Hope to see many of...

Movements of Thought (April 1, 12:30 – 2pm) – Usine C

L’art de l’imposture – Acte 3 : (Dé)personnaliser la confianceThe Art of Imposturing – Act 3 : (De)personnalizing trust“Un entraînement corporatif pour le monde incorporel”Activateurs de l’atelier: Sarah Manya, Erik Bordeleau Mouvements de la Pensée est une exploration dans l’expérience vécue de la pensée comme jeu mobile qui traverse les disciplines. Qu’est-ce qu’un mouvement de la pensée ? Comment peut-il ouvrir le corps à des modes d’abstraction vécue, humains et plus-qu’humains, à des corps-images, des entités matérielles, des compositions affectives ? Quelles techniques peut-on tirer de diverses pratiques du mouvement physique, et comment peuvent-elles être agencées en dialogue avec des chercheurs et des artistes d’autres domaines? Travaillant étroitement avec la série Nœuds de la Pensée, cet agencement du penser-bouger ensemble invite les participants à contribuer à la création d’une écologie des pratiques secouée par les mouvements de la pensée. ///// “A corporate training for the incorporeal world” Activators: Sarah Manya, Erik Bordeleau Movements of Thought considers ways of moving and thinking through embodied experience, and of thought itself as a mobile interplay across disciplines. What is a moving thought? How may it open bodies to modes of lived abstraction, becoming more-or-less human, comprising images, material entities, and affective compositions? What techniques may be drawn from diverse practices in physical movement, and how may these be assembled in discussion with scholars and practitioners from other fields? Working alongside Knots of Thought, this assembly of thinking-together invites participants to consider what may be at stake for performing an ecology of practices in the movements of...

International Metabody Forum – IMF 2015 (April 11 – 15)

EN | FR Concordia University – Senselab – Hexagram – Urban spaces http://metabody.eu Metabody is a European project that attempts to redefine the body in Media in less reductionist ways than is usual in current information technologies, thus counteracting technology’s increasing tendency to dampen differences by reducing bodies and movements to prescribed forms in current surveillance culture. Metabody proposes a reversal of cybernetics that highlights the indeterminacy of embodied expressions as a key factor for a sustainable society.  This foregrounds the need for a new ethics, which we may call metamedia and biomedia ethics.   11th-15th April at Hexagram – Black Box 1515 Sainte Catherine Street West EV OS3-845/855 11th April 19’00-22’00?? 12th April 19’00-22’00 13th April 19’00-22’00 14th April 16’00-19’00 15th April 19’00-22’00 http://hexagram.concordia.ca/contact   Amorphogenesis Antiplatonic Cave – Zarathustrian Cave / Anaximandrian Cave http://metabody.eu/amorphogenesis/   Amorphogenesis is an instrument and installation for digital interactive/intra-active architecture in which the movement of bodies transforms amorphous digital meshes in neverending emergence. Amorphogensis is also a philosophical concept by Jaime del Val that points to an account of movement as not subjected to form nor poiting to it. The ongoing emergence of the amorphous is thus a new perceptual condition. The spaces generated in Amorphogenesis are not cartesian spaces that one can navigate, they are not a res extensa. They are intensive spaces hat emerge with the movement. The architectures are part of an expanded metabody of the intra-acting body. The subject interacting is not in control of the meshes, no manual correlation is established. There is no representation of known spaces. Rather, there is a process of decentralized co-constitution in...