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Networks of Experience: Art and (Dis)Embodiment

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Networks of Experience: Art and (Dis)Embodiment

2019 CADN Graduate Conference
March 15-16, 2019
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, Room 190
Free Admission to all conference events, lunch provided!
OCAD University is an accessible space

March 15: Keynote Speaker
Dr. Erin Manning (Concordia University, SenseLab)

March 16: 4 Panels of Speakers

Reception and Exhibition to follow the conference on March 16th
49 McCaul St. from 5:30-8:00 p.m.;
Exhibiting Artists: Andrew O’Connor, Angela Glanzmann, and Madeleine McMillan

Any encounter between an audience and a work of art is experiential. Beyond this universal dimension, much of contemporary art asks more of its viewers than just viewing. These works engage multiple modes of observation, sensation, participation, reflection, and (dis)embodiment that have the power to affect and engage bodies in new and adaptive ways. Art that demands physical attention, emotional labour, or visceral reactions crosses into new territory and invites varied modes of experience, including those of memory, haunting, and tradition. It can lead the audience to a deeper understanding of practices that affirm experiences from the past, as well as experiences of the Other that aim to dismantle Western colonialism.

In this context, experience turns from an act of recognition of a meaning intrinsic to the object, to a meaning that is grounded in the encounter between the artist’s experience and that of the spectator. Keeping open the multiple threads of experience , this conference invites investigations of experience in contemporary art, across its various embodied practices: artists’ lived/personal experience as embodied in their art; the experiences of spectators and audiences; and experience as cultural legacy/history, including experiences of colonialism and decolonization.

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