Artist-researcher Camille Renarhd is completing her second year of postdoctoral research at CISSC and is offering a moment of encounter and exchange to share her work.
The short film Sous mes paupières: Vers les abeilles documents an interspecific adventure woven with bees of the French Pyrénées mountains, in collaboration with beekeeper Catherine Ballot-Flurin and visual artist Charley Case.
The process put into images questions the place of the artist within a network of gestures, spaces, sensory and memetic relations in which they take the risk of engaging with what troubles, what decenters. The film screening will be followed by a presentation and a discussion with writer and researcher Nayla Naoufal, and dancer Lucy Fandel.
About the speakers
Camille Renarhd is a transdisciplinary artist and a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University, Montreal. Her works explore the intersections between ecology, embodiment, somatic, sound, and ritual performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Art Studies and Practices (UQAM, U of A). Her research is supported by the FRQSC and SSHRC.
Born in Beirut, Nayla Naoufal (she, her) lives and works in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal , where she is in charge of the artistic direction for Festival Accès Asie. She is interested in the creation of situated care practices, decolonial projects and alternative ways of co- inhabiting the world. She also explores justice, antiracism and decolonization in the arts sector. She works as a journalist, critic, cultural mediator and researcher-teacher. Nayla holds a PhD in environmental science (UQAM, 2012) and collaborates with artists and collectives working with environmental concepts-practices. Her articles were published in newspapers and magazines such as esse, Mouvement, Le Devoir, revue de théâtre Jeu, Zone occupée, Black Box Theater publication (in Norway), Theater der Zeit (in Germany), and more.
Dancer Lucy Fandel grew up between Massachusetts, USA, and Nice, France, and studied contemporary dance and sociology at Concordia. Often at the intersection of social, scientific, and artistic movement, her work has been shown in Canada and abroad. The root of her dance practice is in observing, listening, and engaging with senses and surroundings. Fandel's choreographic process resembles a field study of sorts, with copious conversations, images, and sketches and notes, usually outside. She looks for vivid textures, discarded or forgotten artefacts, resurgent memories and sounds that provoke movement.