LASER Hexagram Montréal
Co-chaired by Nina Czegledy and Gisèle Trudel
Tuesday March 23, 2021, 12:30-2:00 pm EST (UTC-5) Find your timezone HERE
The talk will be livestreamed on Hexagram’s YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkTxcWUd83yrgt9f67qCUQ
The chosen theme is slowness, a renewed relationship to temporality, an operating mode of creation. Slowness as a philosophy of action, a perceptual modality and a way of resisting what depletes us a little more each day. This is an invitation to see and live the work differently, to dwell on experience and its transformative value. The ways of thinking and discussing of this theme are related to the same object, the research-creation processes of two dance works Kalos Eidos Kopein and L-Liberation as two sides of the same coin, with slowness being their motor and focal point.
This LASER panel will be a multimodal presentation with video excerpts, the discussion of creative strategies - from artistic, philosophical and technological points of view - and will also include analysis of the spectator's reception through the lens of humanist psychology. One subject, two objects, forming a plurality of views about the prism constituting an expression of slowness in the performing arts.
With the participation of
• Andrée Martin – choreographer and professor, Département de danse, UQAM – Hexagram member
• Armando Menicacci – independent researcher – Hexagram collaborator member
• Alfonso Santarpia – humanist psychologist – professor, Département de psychologie, Université de Sherbrooke
• Bruno Pucella – sound designer – independent artist
Please note the panel will be held in French. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from Hexagram (www.hexagram.ca) which is supported by the Strategic Clusters program of the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Société et culture (FRQSC).
The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks