Along with transdisciplinary artist Alan Paul from California, and Rébecca Lavoie, a student from Concordia’s PhD Humanities program, Lynes is convening a workgroup entitled “Trespass: Bodily Crossings, Mediated Borders.”
“We worked together to articulate a theme that was open to unexpected outcomes but framed around a governing set of questions and concerns about appearance in public space, processes of escape and capture, ontologies of place and groundedness.”
Lynes’s workgroup is one of dozens that will take place during the week. But while their themes — everything from making trauma visible to religion and politics in the Americas — vary, their goal is the same: to encourage experimentation, dialogue and collaboration.
With its emphasis on interdisciplinarity, the Encuentro, held in conjunction with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, is a natural fit for Concordia, says Mark Sussman, associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
“It fits the school’s strategic research plan of cross-faculty collaboration by increasing the visibility of artists and performance scholars in many departments.”
Because of that, the festival will highlight the work of faculty across Concordia.