What is common to a specific language may trigger a revolution in a different one.
Our inaugural ICE immersion series will explore the possibilities of art as a way to define concepts of the unique versus the standard. Mario Bellatin (Perú, 1960), acclaimed novelist whose practice constantly challenges the boundaries of the written text and other artistic practices, will conduct a five-day immersion experience and collaboration. Bellatin was born with a shortened arm and without a hand on his right side, due to a condition attributed to a failure of medical science.
He will help participants of this series delve into the implications of orthopaedics and artistic expression. Susan Antebi PhD (Harvard), Director of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Toronto and author of Carnal Inscriptions: Spanish American Narratives of Corporeal Difference and Disability, will share with ICE participants her exploration of the ethics and aesthetics of disability and embodiment in literature and other media. Daniel Canty (Montreal, 1972), writer, filmmaker and publisher, will unfold the themes of his first book, Êtres Artificiels, a history of automata in American literature, to provide additional creative elements to ICE’s immersion work.