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Workshops & seminars

On Desiring Interactivity

Date & time
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free




J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


This talk and workshop by Kristen will explore the concept of interactivity in art through both theoretical reflection and engaged aesthetic activity.

Kristen will interrogate our increased interest in participatory and interactive in practices of artmaking: why do we want to be more engaged in artmaking as spectators and what results from centralizing spectatorial enaction in artistic creation? Kristen will also look to engage participants in an interactive aesthetic experience through an active listening workshop with a stethoscope microphone, reflective of her art practice exhibited in the Digital Intimacies submission, Sonic Reticulum. With the stethoscope participants can hear their body noise and leave with a recording of it.

Through this Kristen will explore where theoretical reflection enables us to understand interactivity better, and where, perhaps, theory falls short of capturing interactive and intersubjective aesthetic experience.

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube. 

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