Fall Conferences 2017

« Community and Proximity »

Conference by Helen Paris

20/09/2017,  Magasin des Horizons

Helen Paris, research professor at Stanford University (USA), artist and co-artistic director of the performance company Curious (London), talks about her work on proximity, intimacy and links to these communities in performance, and how proximity modifies the relationship between the audience and the performer. The conference addresses these issues using the example of the site specific performance Out of Water – created in collaboration with artist Caroline Wright and Jocelyn Pook for – while addressing some of these earlier works and courses related to the body and the community.

« Of work and words: craft as a way of telling »

Conference by Tim Ingold

13/12/2017, Amphi Weil, Université Grenoble Alpes

Tim Ingold, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdin, and member of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, conducts research on the environment, technology, human ecology, and evolutionist theory in the fields of anthropology, biology and history. During this conference, Tim Ingold addressed the notion of craftsmanship and the dynamic relationship between body, tools, materials and the environment.

« The Future in motion »

Conference by Norah Zuniga Shaw

27/09/2017, Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble

Professor at the University of Ohio, Norah Zuniga Shaw is a multi-genre artist. As a writer and artistic director, she is best known for her award-winning digital projects and collaborations with Maria Palazzi and choreographers William Forsythe for Synchronous. Objects as well as Thomas Hauert and Bebe Miller for Motion Bank: TWO. Focused on ecology and community performance, her most recent projects address the issues of life and livability in the 21st century. In 2016 she received a prize of discovery for the project carried out as part of “Collaboration for Human Technologies”.

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Since 2016, the SFR Création, a federative research structure, at Grenoble Alpes University organizes a cycle of international and interdisciplinary conferences, entitled Arts in the Alps Automn conferences. These conférences invite internationally renowned researchers and artists to present their most recent works adressing epistemological, poietic and methodological matters in research-creation.