Conferences

Selected talks / communications choisies

  • On the Aesthetic Potentialities of Biomusic, Interfacing Biomusic and Autism: The Everyday Ethics of Representing the Physiology of What Moves Us (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, April 24, 2017)
  • Beyond Therapy: Situating Art and Design in Healthcare contexts, panel co-chaired with Dr. Mary Hunter, Association of Art Historians conference, Loughborough, UK, April 6-8 2017
  • “Passages: A Conversation on Art and Hospitals” Roundtable, School of Architecture, McGill University, 16 March 2017
  • “Between ornament, distraction and appeasement: (mis)conceptions about the roles of art in hospitals,” Film and Visual Culture Seminar Series, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 16 November 2016.
  • “Que fait l’art à l’hôpital ?” Table ronde “Arts actuels et soins de santé: un espace partagé,” Galerie de l’UQÀM, 12 septembre 2016.
  • Panel, “Art as a tool for the promotion of reflexive practice in health care education,” Creating Space VI: Health Humanities – Social Accountability in Action, Montréal.
  • Technologies of the Augmented Self mini-colloquium, Conversations in Surveillance and Augmentation Speaker Series, OCAD University, Toronto, 24 March 2016.
  • “Contemporary Art Practices in Spaces of Health Care: Toward a Nosocomial Aesthetic.” Panel: Contemporary Art in Health Care Environments, Transcultural Exchange conference, Boston University, 25-27 February 2016.
  • Dimension politique du corps malade sur scène. Entretien avec Katya Montaignac dans le cadre des “Regards critiques sur la danse” présentés par le Regroupement québécois de la danse, Montréal, 8 février 2016.
  • [with Mary Hunter] “From Queen Victoria to Sausage Pants: Making Space for Art at the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill University Health Centre,” Hospital/Hôpital IHSP-CIRM conference, McCord Museum, Montreal, 1 October 2015.
  • Dramaturgies du quotidien: les Selfies de la maladie,” Conférence au CÉLAT-UQAM (Centre interuniversitaire d’études sur les lettres, les arts et les traditions), Montréal, 17 septembre 2015.
  • “Selfies of Ill Health: Dramaturgies of the Everyday” Canadian Association of Theatre Research, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ottawa, 31 May 2015.
  • “Selfies of Ill Health,” #Selfie: Imag(in)ing the Self in Digital Media conference, Philipps-Universität Marburg, German, 23-24 April 2015.
  • [Keynote] “Expanding the Boundaries of the Genre: Contemporary Québécois Autopathographies in the Visual and Performing Arts,” French Autopathography, Queen’s University, Belfast, November 21-22, 2014.
  • Vers un esthétique nosocomiale: Précédents et perspectives pour les pratiques d’art en milieu de soins,” Colloque Art + Santé, Entretiens Jacques-Cartier, Montréal, 6-7 octobre 2014.
  • “Exercise, Expression, Subjectivity: Developing Equations,” Performing Disability / Enabling Performance working group, Encuentro, June 21-28, 2014.
  • “Hannah Wilke’s Autopathographic Pose.” Association of Art Historians, session on Portraiture and Pain, Royal College of Art, London, April 12, 2014.
  • “The Feminist is Present,” VIVA ART ACTION! colloquium: “Enjeux féministes et performance,” Montreal, October 2013.
  • “Digital Autopathographies at the Turn of the 21st Century,” Emerging Genres, Forms and Naratives in New Media Environments symposium, Raleigh, April 2013.
  • “La Performance comme outil transdisciplinaire et relationnel en milieux de soins : autour du projet Features à Vienne.” La performance comme forme culturelle. Articulations et désarticulations contemporaines, ACFAS colloquium, Sherbrooke, May 2011.
  • “Giving Pathos Form? On Representations of Trauma in Contemporary Art,” At the Limits of Language: Communicating the Unsayable in Cultural Contact, Innsbruck University, December 2009.
  • “(New) Media Arts Practices and the Cultures of Medicine: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Endeavours,”Institut für Neue Medien, Unplugged Heads Series, Frankfurt, December 2009.
  • “‘Aren’t you in the wrong hospital?’ A Case for Therapeutic Clowning with Adult Patients,” CATC/ACCT annual conference, Montreal, November 2009
  • “Unconventional Treatments: Illness and Self-Representation in Contemporary Western Art,” Symposium “Medizin und (Heil-)Kunst,” Vienna Medical University, October 10, 2009.
  • “Bob Flanagan: Performing Illness,” Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, May 26, 2009.
  • Beyond Biotourism: Cross-Pollinations between Art and Medicine symposium, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, May 15, 2009.
  • “Choreographic Auto/Pathographies,” Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, March 31, 2009.
  • “Auto/Pathographies: Aesthetic Responses to the Social Cultures of Disease,”  Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, February 27, 2009.
  • “Staging the Dis/Embodied Voice: Marie Chouinard’s Choreographic Solos,” Bild, Stimme: Das Zeigen der Stimme, eikones (Basel), Dec. 2007.
  • “Performative Autopathography: Hannah Wilke’s Intra-Venus series.” Universities Art Association of Canada annual congress (Victoria), Nov. 2005.
  • “Being-in-Common/Minding the Gaps: Massimo Guerrera’s Porus and Darboral.” Visual Culture Panel, Montreal Blue Metropolis Literary Festival (Montreal), March 2005.
  • “Mona Hatoum’s Corporeal Xenology.” [CTRL]: Controlling Bodies, Controlling Spaces (Montreal), Oct. 2004.
  • “Engaging the Terms of Participatory Democracy: Policymaking and the Practice of Community Arts in Canada,” Art of Management and Organisation Conference (Paris), Sept. 2004.