GALA – July 23–30, 2018
This July 23- 30th Concordia University is pleased to host both a conference and an International Graduate Summer School in partnership with GALA.
The Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA) is a select international community of institutions, faculties, programmes, and research centres that seeks to develop new kinds of research and teaching collaboration, to support enhanced international mobility among staff and students, and to reimagine liberal arts education for the twenty-first century.
This event will be featuring three of our Elastic Spaces members, Anthony Head, Gary Sangster, and Leila Sujir.
11:00 – 12:30 – Sensations, Spaces, and Spectacles: Shaping Experience for Audiences, Now and in the Future – Gary Sangster (Bath Spa)
13:30 – 15:00 -Co-Creation and the Public Role of Liberal Arts: Workshop developing a single piece of digital media, and an associated description or reflection, intended to make their research accessible to public audiences and highlight an important social issue – Anthony Head and Leila Sujir
For more information check out the link below:
On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, The Elastic Spaces art lab invited visiting artist Stephane Querrec (a French artist based in Berlin) to talk about his artistic process at Concordia University with over 30 students, researchers and faculty members. Gathered in the 11th floor resource centre of Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, Querrec shared his exploration of public spaces through the use of video, performance and text-based works. After discussing his interest in pedestrian spaces to confront, challenge and invite viewers to become active participants in his work, Querrec invited the audience to engage in a conversation to discuss the possible challenges, ethical and technical constraints with these type of works. Querrec focused on his use of text to question the voice of the artist and the spectator, and how to place the work in a middle ground where the message is affected by the general public.
Stephane Querrec’s 5 week residency in Montreal culminated in the creation of his latest project, The Complaint, exhibited at the Screen Mosaic at the Georges-Émile-Lapalme corridor at Place des Arts. This work opened to general public Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 5pm.
STEPHANE QUERREC TO MAKE A BREAK, TO MAKE A CUT: MEDIA ART IN PUBLIC SPACE
The Elastic Spaces art lab is proud to present Stéphane Querrec, a visiting artist from Berlin who is making a work for the Screen Mosaic at the Georges-Émile-Lapalme corridor at Place des Arts, to be launched Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 5pm.
He will also be giving an artist talk:
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
4pm to 6pm
@ Milieux Institute at Concordia University
Room: EV11.705 (11th floor resource centre)
He will talk about his process of working as an artist in the public pedestrian space at the Place des Arts, addressing the challenges, the ethical and technical constraints, and his responsibilities as an artist with this project. This talk will be in English and it’s free and open to the public.
This event should be of interest to media artists, researchers and students studying media arts, site specific works, sculptural installation in public spaces and the engagement of viewers in public pedestrian spaces.