An afternoon of conversations with the artists of the Affinities series

Barbara Clausen
Joan Jonas
Tanya Lukin Linklater
taisha paggett
Cheryl Sim

Phi Centre
407 St-Pierre
Espace D

May 26, 2016 - 2:00 pm


This afternoon organised with Hexagram UQAM/Concordia will offer the opportunity to discuss the practices of the various artists participating in the Affinities event series. These interdisciplinary artists, whose works fall into the various categories such as art, dance, poetry, and music share a similar vanguard spirit to that of Joan Jonas. Each artist, in their own way explore modes of movement, sound and non-linear storytelling, reflective of a constantly evolving collective imaginary that reflects and shapes the various socio-political contexts we live in. A mode of production that is emblematic for present and past affinities between visual arts, new media and performance based practices, invested in exploring the politics of the exhibition as a site that frames situations and encounters and produces knowledge.

2 PM to 5 PM
Free admission

Moderated by Barbara Clausen and Cheryl Sim
Please note that the talk will be in English. Limited number of seats: first come, first seated.

Sound documentation of this talk is available on Hexagram’s website.


Hexagram – International network for research-creation in media arts, design, technology and digital culture

A series of performances, screenings, and conversations

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, two evenings of film and video screenings, and one afternoon of conversation. 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 II, 2015
Production still
Photo: Moira Ricci
Courtesy of the artist