Marie-Josée Blanchard, 1st-year PhD student, has a new article coming up in Anthropologie et Sociétés entitled: “‘Se sentir chez soi’ au musée : tentatives de fusion des sensoria dans les musées de société”, co-authored with Dr. David Howes from the Sociology and Anthropology department. This article, which was written as part of the “Hands-On Museum” project directed by Dr. Constance Classen, explores the role of sense perception in museum space through an analysis of the new permanent exhibition This Is Our Story: First Nations and Inuit in the 21st Century at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City.
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Marcus Boon, from York University, has just been confirmed as the conference’s keynote speaker. His talk entitled, “Is There a Life Beyond Mimesis” will close the conference activities on Saturday evening. We are so looking forward to hosting Dr. Boon!
Marcus Boon is Professor of English at York University in Toronto. He is the author of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs (Harvard UP, 2002), In Praise of Copying (Harvard UP, 2010), and co-author with Timothy Morton and Eric Cazdyn of Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (U. Chicago, Forthcoming). He edited Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems of John Giorno (Soft Skull, 2008) and is currently working on a new edition of William S. Burroughs’ The Third Mind with Davis Schneiderman. He writes about music and sound for The Wire, and is currently working on a book entitledThe Politics of Vibration. marcusboon.com
Current student, Annie Rollins, creates a set of miniature Chinese shadow puppets for the Art Institute of Chicago’s Thorne Miniature Rooms.
L e n k a N o v á k o v á
in collaboration with:
Otso Lähdeoja / Navid Navab
in dialog with performance group:
IF YOU NO WHAT I MEAN: Mayra Morales / Petur Grunansom / Marcelino Barsi / Mona Ayas
Merging powerful optical architectures, compositions of structure born sound, and the aesthetics of chiaroscuro image, ‘F O L D’ envelops the spectator in the performative, theatrical and cinematic experience of self and the other.
‘F O L D’ as a platform for interdisciplinary approaches to ‘performance’ and ‘performative environment’ is a ‘stage of an exhibition’; it’s a ‘cinema’; it’s a ‘concert’ and in one instance we may say it’s a ‘contemporary dance’
About the artist: www.lenkanovak.com