Concordia University

City Bureau Sound and Image Micro-School

NON-CREDIT - Open to the public

July 10 - July 14, 2017

Instructor: Caroline Boileau and Oswaldo Toledano

Registration for this course is closed

City Bureau Sound and Image Micro-School

City Bureau Sound and Image Micro-School is a collaborative project between Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts and the Institute for Urban Futures.

This inaugural edition brings together two artists Caroline Boileau and Oswaldo Toledano in collaboration with the Fine Arts Research (FAR) for a week-long workshop. Urban adventure is combined with experimental documentary and performance practices.  A varied programme of events is punctuated with technical workshops challenging the use of sound and video in the field.

Participants will attend the five day workshop activities and will have access to selected facilities and equipment for the week. Field excursions will be coordinated around the central theme (to be announced) by the invited artists. Technical workshops are run by the Sound Video Coordinator of Fine Arts Research, Douglas Moffat. They will adapt to the programme as needed but may include, sound field recording, video documentation and techniques, surround sound, sound installation theory and techniques.

Through practical exercises, group discussions and collective experiments, participants will explore personal experience and rhythm, considering different qualities of time in relation to body, duration and context.

The workshop is for those interested in engaging with practicing artists from Concordia to work on a focused and dynamic group project. Participants may be developing their own artistic practice or interested in exploring the city through documentary and performance practice in their own fields.  No previous experience in video or audio recording is required.


Monday, July 10, to Friday, July 14, inclusively, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


$300 plus applicable taxes


Concordia University Fine Arts alumni, graduate students, artists


Caroline Boileau addresses body and health through a practice that combines performative action, drawing, video and installation. She is interested in the different ways of inhabiting, representing and talking about the body. Since 1995, she has participated in several residencies in Canada and Europe. Her work has been shown in Canada, the US, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Finland, Norway and Brazil. She holds an MFA from Concordia University.

Oswaldo Toledano is currently completing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at Concordia University while working on the development and production of independent documentary films displaying artistic and personal perspectives. As a cinematographer he has shot documentaries and narrative short films, some of which have been shown at international film festivals such as Plus Camerimage and the Short Film Corner at the Festival de Cannes.

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