Dr. Erin Manning, SenseLab
Professor, Studio Arts
Professor , Cinema
Erin Manning is a professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is also the founder of SenseLab (www.senselab.ca), a laboratory that explores the intersections between art practice and philosophy through the matrix of the sensing body in movement. Current art projects are focused around the concept of minor gestures in relation to colour and movement. Art exhibitions include the Sydney and Moscow Biennales, Glasshouse (New York), Vancouver Art Museum, McCord Museum (Montreal) and House of World Cultures (Berlin) and Galateca Gallery (Bucarest). Publications include For a Pragmatics of the Useless (Duke UP, forthcoming), The Minor Gesture (Duke UP, 2016), Always More Than One: Individuation’s Dance (Duke UP, 2013), Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009) and, with Brian Massumi, Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience (Minnesota UP, 2014).
Areas of expertise
Philosophy, choreographic practice, participatory art, activism
Movement, Relation, Process philosophy, Research-creation, Neurodiversity, Black Studies, DeafBlind research/ProTactile, Textile/relational art, Sculpture, Procedural architecture, Radical pedagogy
Pedagogy is what I am most committed to at the university. It is the place from which my research develops, and it is how the politics key to my practice situate themselves.
Manning, E (forthcoming) For a Pragmatics of the Useless. Durham: Duke UP.
Manning, E. (2019, republication from 1994 with a new preface and afterword)) The Perfect Mango. Punctum Books.
Manning, E. (2016) The Minor Gesture. Durham: Duke UP.
Manning, E. (2013) Always More Than One: Individuation’s Dance. Durham: Duke UP.
Manning, E. (2009) Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press.
Manning, E. (2007) Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty. Minneapolis: Minnesota UP.
Manning, E. (2003). Ephemeral Territories: Representing Nation, Home and Identity in Canada. Minneapolis.: University of Minnesota Press.
Manning, E and Massumi, B. (2014). Thought in the Act – Passages in the Ecology of Experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Manning, E.; Munster, A; Stavning Tomsen, Bodil Marie (Eds). (2019). Immediation. Open Humanities Press
Thought in the Act, Duke University Press (co-editor Brian Massumi)
Immediation (3E Books Imprint) Punctum (co-editor SenseLab)