Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations

Free admission
Date and time
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016

In conjunction with the exhibition, DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations, a program of events in two parts, from May 24 to 27 and from June 20 to August 26. This series will present a performance lecture by Joan Jonas with Jason Moran, performances by taisha paggett, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Simone Forti, as well as two evenings of film and video screenings at the Phi Centre in addition to an afternoon of conversations at Hexagram UQAM/Concordia University. While distinct in their own practice and aesthetics, the participating artists from the fields of dance, visual arts and music, share an affinity with Jonas’s engagement and ‘insistence’ on reading the world(s) against and with the flow of the times. These interdisciplinary art practices, from the fields of art, dance, poetry, and music, in a similar vanguard spirit to that of Jonas, explore modes of movement, sound and non-linear storytelling. This is reflective of a constantly evolving collective imaginary that reflects and shapes the various socio-political contexts we live in.

Joan Jonas
They Come to Us without a Word, 2015
Installation view, Wind (2014-2015), Room 3, multimedia installation
United States Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy
Photo: Moira Ricci, courtesy of the artist

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