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Faced with the turmoil of ecological urgency, slowness and sustainability as a modes of production and creation

26/11 au 26/11

Thursday, November 26, 12pm – 1:30pm
Moderation in French by Ariane Plante

Speakers: Alice Jarry, Asa Perlman, Adam Basanta, Vanessa Mardirossian, Alex Bachmayer, Maria Checkhanovich, Matthew Halpenny, Philippe Vandal, PK Langshaw

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Today, ecological concerns are addressed by a growing number of contemporary artists and institutions, but beyond this discourse, what echoes or answers do artists offer from within their own practices and the material production of their works?

In this roundtable, the panelists will attempt to respond to these issues by defining the contours of necessary mobilization to imagine new artistic, aesthetic, sensory and symbolic relationships with matter, life forms, and the environment. They will turn their attention to slow material and environmental processes from research-creation perspectives, exploring projects like: the transformation of domestic waste into biocomposites, filtration methods for air pollution, microbial energy production, and the reuse and recycling of component parts. Seeking to build coherence between concerns, methods, and discourses, they will examine how new temporalities can transform ways of thinking and making art and also allow for a sustainable reconfiguration of the interactions between humans, materials, environments, infrastructure and ecosystems.

Filtration : résidus, sites et processus (FR/ENG)
Alice Jarry (PhD Strategic Hire in Materials and Materiality: Designing for Socio-Environmentally Responsive Cities, Director of the Speculative Life Cluster Biolab, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology, Member of the Canada Excellence Research Chair Cluster in Next Generation Cities, Assistant Professor, Design & Computation Arts, Concordia University)
Asa Perlman (Research Assistant, Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University Student, Concordia University.)

Slow-dance with the The End Of The World (ENG)
Adam Basanta (artist)

Cyclical Matters: Une réflexion plastique sur la matière (FR)
Cyclical Matter (collective)
Vanessa Mardirossian (Designer, Professor in textile design at l’École Supérieure de Mode (ESM – Uqam) and Doctoral student (Écolittératie du design)
Alexandra Bachmayer (Multidisciplinary artist, Technician at the Milieux Speculative Life BioLab, and Computation Arts Student (Concordia University)
Miri Checkhanovich (Multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker and educator. Masters student in Fibers & material practices at Concordia University)

Energy Harvesting: Learning Residuality from Mud (ENG)
Matthew Halpenny (artist and researcher)
Philippe Vandal (student, artist and researcher)

Wild cities : design beyond the human centric view (ENG)
Pk Langshaw (Professor and Chair in the Department of Design & Computation arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University)

Moderator: Ariane Plante (Independent curator and artist in media and visual arts)

This roundtable is part of Alice Jarry’s research-creation project entitled « Membranes souples dynamiques : la filtration de l’air comme processus matériel, socio-environnemental et interdisciplinaire agissant » supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture and Concordia University.

Photo: Alice Jarry