HEXA_WAVE

Radio interview series with Hexagram members

 A radio series presenting Hexagram researchers in 1-hour interview format. Hexa_Wave objective is to promote Hexagram research within the scientific community and to the general public. Hexa_Wave will be available in podcast format directy on Hexagram website and will also be broadcast on wikiradio.ca and on CKUT.ca.

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  • Episode 1 - Sandeep Bhagwati

    PRESENTATION
    Sandeep Bhagwati is a professor at Concordia University where he directs matralab, a space of inter-x arts dedicated to using interdisciplinary art practice to bridge the gap between emerging art forms and their aesthetic reflection. He is also a composer, conductor, performer, visual artist and writer.

    In this interview, he discusses the foundation of his interdisciplinary practice, the Native Alien comprovisation software, inter-traditional aesthetics in music (from Canada to India via Germany) and the Body Suit Score, a vibro-tactile suit for directing musicians.

    LINKS
    Profil - Université Concordia 
    Matralab 
    Native Alien
    Ensemble Extrakte  
    Ensemble Sound of Montreal  
    Ensemble Ensemble Sangeet Prayog 
    Body Suit Score 

    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    01:15 – From composition to interdisciplinarity
    07:00 – The human-machine relationship in comprovisation
    12:30 – Creation : Native Alien
    16:40 @ 20:45 – Musical excerpt : Native Alien
    Trombone : Felix Del Fredici
    Score : Julian Stein
    Software operator : Navid Navad
    27:00 – Marrying musical influences from Montreal to India via Berlin
    40:00 – Intercultural reflection
    47:00 – Ongoing project : Body Suit Score
    56:00 @ 57:50 – Musical excerpt : Miyagi Haikus
    Trumpet : Peter Evans
    Trombone : Dave Taylor
    Bass trombone : Felix Del Fredici
    57:50 – Conclusion

  • Episode 2 - Paul Landon

    PRESENTATION
    Paul Landon is a professor at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques and an artist working with video, photography and installation. Through his artistic practice, he explores the places where his travels and steps take him. His work reflects upon the spatio-temporal structures of the modern city as they are experiences in everyday life.

    In this interview, he talks about his research-creation process, the tension between private and public spaces as an inspiration and exploring decay and the passage of time through creation.

    LINKS
    Profil - UQAM





    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    01:15 – The tension between private and public spaces as an inspiration
    05:10 – Creation : Hof
    10:10 – Walking and wandering as a creative process
    13:50 – Reminiscing about an artistic residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    19:30 – Exploring decay and the passage of time through creation
    21:10 – Creation : Transcanadienne
    23:40 @ 24:20 – Sound excerpt : Transcanadienne
    25:30 – Creating ambience and spaces with sound
    26:45 – Creation : Automat
    27:00 @ 27:45 – Sound excerpt : Automat
    32:50 – Theoretical and creative influences
    43:45 – Theoretical research, sharing singular viewing experiences through storytelling
    52:34 – Research-creation in the Nordic countries
    55:00 – Conclusion

  • Episode 3 - Jason Lewis


    PRESENTATION
    Jason Lewis is a professor at Concordia University where he directs Obx Labs, a Laboratory for Experimental Media. He is also co-primary investigator of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and primary investigator of Initiative for Indigenous Futures, a partnership of universities and community organizations dedicated to developing multiple visions of Indigenous peoples tomorrow.

    In this interview, he discusses his journey towards Aboriginal community-based research-creation, promoting Aboriginal culture through video game design with Aboriginal youth and experimenting with digital poetry.

    LINKS
    Obx Labs - Laboratory for Experimental Media
    AbTeC - Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
    Initiative for Indigenous Futures 
    TimeTravellerTM 
    Skins 
    PoEMMs - Poetry for Excitable [Mobile] Media 

    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    02:20 – Promoting Aboriginal culture through video game design
    02:20 – Creation : TimeTravellerTM
    03:40 – Creation : Skins
    11:40 – Dreaming of Indigenous peoples tomorrow with Initiative for Indigenous Futures
    20:50 – Towards Aboriginal community-based research-creation
    23:25 – From poetry to digital poetry
    28:00 – Creation : PoEMMs
    35:30 – Conclusion





  • Episode 4 - François-Joseph Lapointe


    PRESENTATION
    François-Joseph Lapointe is a professor at Université de Montréal where he directs the Laboratoire d’écologie moléculaire et d’évolution. A paradisciplinary artist-researcher, he also holds a PhD in Études et pratiques des arts (UQAM) through which he developed choréogénétique, or the art of dancing DNA.

    In this interview, he discusses the elimination of the choreographer by dancing his own DNA, combining arts and sciences through paradisciplinarity and studying the human microbiome in a performative perspective.

    LINKS
    Profil - Université de Montréal
    Page personnelle 
    Choréogénétique  
     Recherche-création sur le microbiome  

    SEGMENTS
    00:40 – Presentation : Biologist & Interdisciplinary artist
    01:15 – Eliminating the choreographer by using DNA, the choréogénétique
    10:30 – From biologist to dancer, switching from pure sciences to arts
    18:10 – Towards a performative study of the human microbiome
    24:40 – Égoportraits métagénomiques & 1000 Handshakes performance
    29:15 – Artistic influences & Ethical considerations
    36:25 – Combining arts and sciences through paradisciplinarity
    42:20 – Conclusion


  • Episode 5 - Louise Poissant


    PRESENTATION
    Until recently, Louise Poissant was the Dean of Faculté des arts at UQAM and a member of Hexagram. Since October 1, 2015, she is the Scientific Director of Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC). She is also known for her theoretical contribution, especially in the field of media arts.

    In this interview, she discusses the origins of the Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques, her transition into her new role and the many research-creation related reflexions currently underway at FRQSC.

    LINKS
    Direction scientifique - FRQSC 
    Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques 
    Louise Poissant - Presses de l’Université du Québec
    Les inventions de la lumière / The Inventions of Light - Biennale Toronto/Montréal/Lille

    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    01:45 – The origins of the Dictionnaire des arts médiatiques
    12:45 – An amazed yet critical look on technological innovations
    17:00 – From professor to FRQSC’s Scientific Director
    19:50 – FRQSC : Reflexion on transdisciplinary, transectoriality and integrating R-C
    24:35 – FRQSC : Reviewing R-C programs
    26:30 – FRQSC : Reflexion on responsible conduct of research applied to R-C
    29:20 – Les inventions de la lumière / The Inventions of Light – Biennale Toronto/Montréal/Lille
    30:30 – Conclusion

  • Episode 6 - Éric Raymond


    PRESENTATION
    Éric Raymond is a professor and director at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques. His work questions the genesis of visual and mental representations, most specifically in relation to electronic imaging.

    In this interview, he discusses his creative journey from visual to electronic arts, questioning the influence of technology on representations through robotic creations and the actual epistemological turn encouraging the use of technological and theoretical models rather than intuition.

    LINKS
    Profil - UQAM
    Page personnelle
    À la manière des romans - Pont roman
    Le bestiaire figuré - Nature morte
    Interiors
    Scanlines
    Linescape
    Scribes

    SEGMENTS
    00:40 – Presentation
    02:25 – Overview, from visual to electronic arts
    03:00 – Creation : Nature morte
    04:30 – Creation : À la manière des romans
    09:20 – The influence of becoming a professor on artistic practice
    13:20 – Robotic creations questioning the influence of technology on representations
    13:40 – Creation : Linescape
    18:30 – Creation : Scanlines
    26:00 – The conceptual dimension of creation and selecting titles
    30:30 – Creation : Interiors
    35:05 – Discussing the contemporary art market and the inclusion of art in society
    42:35 – The electronic genesis of visual and mental representations
    42:35 – Creation : Scribes
    48:30 – Epistemological turn, neglecting intuition for technological and theoretical models
    56:00 – Current projects
    58:27 – Conclusion

  • Episode 7 - Patrick Leroux


    PRESENTATION
    Louis Patrick Leroux is a playwright, director, and scholar who holds a joint appointment in both departments of English and French Studies at Concordia University. His academic research covers modern and contemporary theatre, self-representation in drama, and contemporary circus, among other themes.

    In this interview, he discusses his beginnings in the heart of Ottawa’s theatre scene, his first steps in research-creation, engaging in a dialogue with source works through resonant responses and studying contemporary circus.

    LINKS
    Profil - Université Concordia
    Résonance - Portail pour la recherche-création
    The Montreal Working Group on Cirque/Circus
    Witchcraft
    Milford Haven + Cymbeline
    Dialogues fantasques pour causeurs éperdus

    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    02:25 – The beginnings in the heart of Ottawa’s theatre scene
    07:30 – Arriving in Montreal and redefining oneself, becoming a professor and creator
    11:00 – First steps in research-creation
    12:30 – Creation: Dialogues fantasques pour causeurs éperdus
    16:45 @ 17:45 – Sound sonore : Dialogues fantasques pour causeurs éperdus
    19:00 – Engaging in a dialogue with source works through resonant responses
    20:30 – Creation : Witchcraft
    24:45 – Creation : Milford Haven
    31:15 – Towards the study of circus and its dramaturgy
    48:40 – Reflecting upon performative research and apprenticeship
    54:20 – Conclusion


  • Episode 8 - Barbara Clausen


    PRESENTATION
    Barbara Clausen is a curator and professor of performance history and theory at UQAM. Since 2000, she has written extensively on the mediation and historization of performance art and curatorial practices. She has also curated numerous exhibitions and performance events in Canada, North America and Europe.

    In this interview, she talks about her journey towards performance study, the tension between performance and its documentation and her role as a curator for Joan Jonas’s first Canadian retrospective at DHC/ART in 2016.

    LINKS
    Profil - UQAM
    Rétrospective Joan Jonas à DHC/ART  
    Une bibliographie commentée : l’art de la performance au Québec et au Canada - Artexte :

    SEGMENTS
    00:45 – Presentation
    01:15 – Between Austria and New York, a journey towards performance study
    07:45 – Back in Austria, studying the Viennese Actionism’s archives
    14:30 – The tension between performance and its documentation
    24:15 – Landing in Montréal, studying performance in Canada
    27:00 – Une bibliographie commentée : l’art de la performance au Québec et au Canada
    35:00 – Curating Joan Jonas’s first Canadian retrospective at DHC/ART
    39:00 – The cinematography and photography of Babette Mangolte
    44:30 – Conclusion


  • Episode 9 - Jean Dubois


    PRESENTATION
    Jean Dubois is a professor at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques, where he also served as associate dean for research-creation at the Faculté des arts. His artistic practice integrates interactive media interfaces, intersubjectivity, textual spatialization and in situ approaches.

    In this interview, he talks about his research-creation process, using breath as an intersubjective medium through his creations and the challenges related to public space and digital creation.

    LINKS
    Profil - UQAM
    Page personnelle
    À portée de souffle
    Le circuit de Bachelard
    Interstices
    Lieu commun
    Tourmente
    Zones franches


    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    01:00 – Bringing together visual and digital arts, from concept to artwork
    03:30 – Creation : Zones franches
    05:15 @ 05:15 – Sound excerpt : Zones franches
    05:45 – The integration of language
    08:45 – Crystallizing an intuition, the process of research-creation
    14:30 – The influence of becoming a professor on artistic practice
    17:30 – Exploring breath as an intersubjective medium with AIR(E) LIBRE
    17:30 – Creation : Tourmente
    23:30 – A minimalist approach to interactive design
    25:10 – Creation : Lieu commun
    28:00 – Creation : À portée de souffle
    35:00 – Crossing rather than controlling, the encounter through interactive media
    38:00 – Feeding science through creation
    40:00 – Back to the roots, questioning public space
    47:00 – The challenges and ambiguities related to public spaces and digital creation
    57:45 – Collaborative research-creation
    57:45 – INTERSTICES
    59:30 – Creation : Le circuit de Bachelard
    01:04 :30 – Conclusion

  • Episode 10 - Gisèle Trudel


    PRESENTATION
    Gisèle Trudel is a professor at UQAM’s École des arts visuels et médiatiques. She is also the cofounder of Grupmuv, a research-creation group on drawing in motion. She is also celebrating AElab’s 20th anniversary with her artistic research unit partner, Stephane Claude.

    In this interview, she discusses her multifaceted creative practice, the genesis of a creation cycle inspired by waste material and Gilbert Simondon’s theoretical influence on her work through the concept of milieu associé.

    LINKS
    Profil - UQAM
    AElab
    Between light & night
    Forces et milieux
    Futur au présent
    Grupmuv
    Interfacing
    Irradier.Irradiate (v1)
    Irradier.Irradiate (v2)
    light, sweet, cold, dark, crude (LSCDC)
    Milieux associés

    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    01:15 – AElab celebrating 20 years
    04:00 – The genesis of a creation cycle inspired by waste material
    07:00 – Creation : light, sweet, cold, dark, crude (LSCDC)
    07:30 – Creation : Futur au présent
    11:00 – Experimenting with light atmospheres
    11:00 – Creation : Between light & night
    13:00 – Creation : Interfacing
    16:00 – Marrying technologies, materiality and places in creating sensations
    20:00 – From video to performative installation
    24:45 – Gilbert Simondon’s theoretical influence
    24:45 @ 31:00 – Musical excerpt : Milieux associés
    Composer : Stéphane Claude
    37:30 – Creation : Milieux associés
    41:00 – Exploring drawing in motion with Grupmuv
    44:20 – Drawing inspiration from electromagnetic pollution in urban areas
    45:00 – Creation : Irradier.Irradiate
    48:30 – Conclusion

  • Episode 11 - Armando Menicacci


    PRESENTATION
    Armando Menicacci is a professor at UQAM’s Département de danse. He is also a choreographer, musicologist, interdisciplinary artist and curator. Before settling in Montreal, he founded Médiadanse, which was then the technological centre of the Département de danse of Université Paris 8.

    In this interview, he discusses his transition from music to dance, dancing corporeality, his first steps in research-creation through a combination of dance and digital and some of his significant creations so far.

    LINKS
    Profil - UQAM
    Digital Flesh
    UNDERSCORE - Descriptif
    UNDERSCORE 2008 (Vidéo)
    Dans le noir
    WW II (Vidéo)

    SEGMENTS
    00:35 – Presentation
    01:45 – From music to dance, the origins of a practice
    04:20 – Dancing corporeality as a condition of possibility of the arts
    10:50 – The transition from theory to research-creation combining dance and digital
    15:45 – Creation – Under-score
    19:45 – Creation experience within the Digital flesh collective
    22:30 – Creation – Dans le noir
    27:30 – Ongoing project – LAVI (Laboratoire des arts vivants et interdisciplinaires)
    29:30 – Creation – WWII (World War II)
    43:45 – Future Projects
    45:01 – Question period – Becoming a professor at UQAM
    48:40 – Conclusion and acknowledgments

CREDITS
Animation – André Éric Létourneau & Cynthia Noury
Research – Cynthia Noury
Technique – Odrée Laperrière
Editing – André Éric Létourneau
Sound design – André Éric Létourneau, Odrée Laperrière & Cynthia Noury
Director – André Éric Létourneau

Hexa_Wave was created by Éric Létourneau.
The series is coproduced by Hexagram andwikiradio.ca.
We would also like to thank École des médias de l’UQAM.

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