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mise-en-corps/puesta en cuerpo: an embodied (an)archiving

This act of transference explores the bonds of the body, the archive and the transmission of knowledge. It inquiries the theory imbricated in practice through a doing-feeling-thinking flux where the public sphere is relevant to the embodied experience.




A comic self portrait coming to life, from one dimensional to three dimensional. Exploring the awkwardness, tensions, and uncertainties of being in the world.

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christian scott | Play-based Urbanism

My research-creation practice and research encompasses cities, people, place, play, and participatory design. i explore ways in which play and playful design make cities more inclusive, accessible, just, and resilient.

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EIJA LOPONEN-STEPHENSON | Metro/education Revitalization

Considering Montreal’s Underground as an Epistemic Site. Investigating the relationship between human movement and urban architectural infrastructure through practice/performance-based artistic enquiry and experimental pedagogy.

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Olivier Perriquet

DANIELLE GARRISON | Ethered and Tethered: a liminal space

Locating the body suspended between physical and virtual “materialities”: An aerial-hammock installation to imprint, transform, relocate, translate, and re-present movement responses between human and (in)human bodies; producing a geo/local and multitemporal tactility collection of synthetic touches.

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Gender, environmentalism, space and improvisation through multichannel installation audio/video works & mixed media live performances: as a soloist and a prominent member of the Concordia Laptop Orchestra



JOE THIBODEAU | Selfhood and Sensation

I research the sense-of-self as a medium for understanding our connections with nonhumans and the environment.



NIK FORREST | From Experimental to Ecological

Sound as an ecological medium defies normative boundaries between self/ other/ environment as well as oppositional binary categories (inside/outside, natural /unnatural): it suits the social challenges of our current moment, including questions of gender + sexuality.

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Corporeality in relation to space and time, materiality, cycle, thresholds, systems, mapping.

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MAX HUNTER | Queer Performance Undone

Reimagining the idea of (un)gendered bodies in spaces through multidisciplinary performance.


Instagram: @annagramqueerlesque

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SHEENA BERNETT | Neurodiverse performance and perception, exploring transmodality

Research-creation doctoral work that investigates alternative and experimental approaches to creation and performance practices, with the performing arts as a site and language to facilitate neurodiverse thinking and communication.



TRICIA ENNS | Narratives of Saint-Laurent Metro Station

A Slow Materialized Discovery of the Saint Laurent Metro Station: embodiment, walking, narratives, materiality, intimacy, slow, participatory, audiowalk, playful, papermaking, mapping


Eva Robayo

XDZUNÚM DANAE TREJO-BOLES | the rod | la vara

A series of variations (physical explorations) between the human body and the rod; rods as measures of space, extensions of the body, weaponry, points of balance, paddles, propulsors, writing tools, etc., but also in the transformations they create in individual(s). What effect do external elements have on our physical and cognitive patterns?

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ALLISON PEACOCK | Expanded Practice and Theories of Nature

Using modes of choreographic practice and dance methodologies to critically engage with local spaces such as urban gardens, forests, and corporate gardens, as well as the corresponding maintenance practices.


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KELLY KEENAN | Dancing with Metaphoric Anatomies

In movement and dance training the models we use to understand our bodies become the foundations of practice profoundly shaping how we think, move with and imagine what a body can do. 



DANA DUGAN | Circus Body

Circus body as a site for cultivating productive tensions and dialogues through the concept and practice of critical subjective disobedience.

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EMILIE MORIN | Skype as a performative platform

 Dance, performativity, screens, Skype, domestic technologies, arepresentational, intimacy, layers/filters, voice, singularities.

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Choreography & Embodiment in and with Animation Practice

My scholarly and creative work combines dance and media methodologies to explore movement and embodiment in animation and special effects, for example through movement analysis, theories of embodied knowledge, or studying media as a choreographic source.

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LUKE SHIROCK | Resonance Machines

Sound Studies, Affect, Relational Art, Voice, Production of Subjectivity, Gender

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MICHAEL WATTS | The Immersed Body

Looking at design and creation of movement through visual/digital art, +  the admiration of the physical body in its performative state to decontextualize the original
form + flirt with masculine identity narratives. Inspired by contemporary dance, circus, bodybuilding, and wrestling.

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PAOLO GRUNI | Towards Post-Realist Perception

Via performative praxis that engages the embodied consciousness in its wholeness, intersubjectivity, and relational embeddedness, perception can be cultivated as a spiritually activist aesthetic practice to transform human cognition and relation to others, the self, and the world(s). Post-realist perception is a practical, embodied, ongoing, ever-renewing, poetic project/process of creative re-definition (ambiguation) of reality.

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PO B. K. LOMAMI (Pauline Batamu Kasiwa Lomami) | Super-performances for a superhuman

I develop an indisciplinary and interventionist practice of super-performativity to create technological possibles through sliding and asymmetries and I super-archive them as an opportunity to feel someone and something that is not there anymore.

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Las Sabinas: intervention, language, translation​

Our research, Sabina G & Sabina R, has shades of humour and layers of explorations: from feminist art, to ecological considerations, to questions of what it means to have a community. We collage meanings and overlap questions in physical and historical spaces. 

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SHUNTARO YOSHIDA | Entanglement of Ecology & Performance

In my research, I demonstrate how the recent increase in awareness of environmental issues has expanded the framework for considering areas of dance participation between humans and non-humans.



QUINLAN GREEN | Performance-Space-Text

Engaging with avant-guard theatre-making techniques and critical race theory, using space-specific text, authentic movement, and various forms of live-art/poetry, to research the semiotics of performance. The aim is towards pragmatic representations of identity politics, via a personal subjectivity which intersects with Black and queer lenses.

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Alto Fragile



My research looks at what live performances become (or might become) when they are over, with particular attention to the personal histories associated with them. It draws on translation theories, oral history methods, memory studies, performance historiography, and research-creation.

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CHÉLANIE BEAUDIN-QUINTIN | Embodied techno-animism

An investigation in our increasing cohabitation with artificial agents and more precisely our animist behaviours towards those agents and the transformation of corporeality in human-machine relationships, through dance and film.

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An Autotheory/Autoethnography of Multiple Somatic Dimensions Experienced in Eco-Performance: Reactivating Somatic Connection to the Land .

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Henry Chan

Queer Epicenter Transformations


I am investigating internal transformations in durational performance art and its relationship to non-binary and transgender identities. I believe it is within the embodiment of affectual transformation that queer resistance is created through performative action.



JUANITA MARCHAND | Vocal Timbre and Perception

What assumptions do we make about people based on their voices? Through historically informed exploration of vocal production, scientific research about timbre perception, new music creation, and creative experimentation we can make space for trans, BIPOC, and disabled folx in classical singing.

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MARCELA SZWARC | Eco-feminism, Folklore and Puppetry

My current work utilizes aspects of ecofeminism, Polish folklore, activist theatre, and science fiction worldbuilding to make sense of personal and collective grief in the so-called Anthropocene. I come at these topics with a multidisciplinary approach, using a blend of writing, painting, drawing, performance, and puppetry.



OLIVIA MCGILCHRIST | Feminist and Post-colonial Virtual Reality

Multimedia artist and educator, engaged in questions about the representation of identity in embodied virtual space. My research-creation doctoral work investigates how VR may trouble how we portray and perform the many versions of ourselves and others, both near and far.

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PETER FARBRIDGE | Theatre Generator of Culturally-Safe Spaces

 An examination of the intercultural approach of the Modern Times Stage Company. Theatre, inclusion, ethnocultural, pluralism, interculturalism, citizenship.

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MARGARET LAPP | Performance Art & Threshold Spaces

Margaret’s research contemplates the potential for art in public space to transform daily urban experiences, using interdisciplinary methodologies, archival materials, site-writing and urban interventions to question how performance artists might intervene, reimagine and reconstitute places influential to our daily life.


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Contemporary dance / anthropology / sensorium / liminality



STACEY CANN | Working Together: Collaborative Pedagogy in Visual Arts

My research explores approaches to teaching collaborative projects within university studio arts. Using my experience as an artist and instructor I am exploring how to best teach collaborative projects in the university visual art studio and create recommendations for university instructors.


VICTORIA STANTON| Modelling Rest, Cuing Recovery

Performance Art; Pedagogy; Rest; Relational Aesthetics; Participation; Dialogic Practice; Deep Hangouts; Slow Movements; Infiltrating Non-Actions; Doing Nothing; Micro-Event; Liminal Space; Socially Engaged Art; Art-Life; Un-Artist

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