CONFERENCE – May 4 at 6 p.m. / Auditorium, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The conference will be given in English. A French interpreter will be present.

MASTER CLASS – May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / Espace 400e Bell

The master class will be given in English. A French interpreter will be present.

American performance artist and inventor Mark Pauline is well known as the founder-director of Survival Research Labs [SRL]. Since its inception in 1978, SRL has operated as an organization of creative technicians dedicated to re-directing the techniques, tools and tenets of industry, science and the military away from their typical manifestations in practicality, product or warfare. SRL has staged more than 50 mechanized presentations in the United States and Europe. In the field of robotics and mechanics, the complexity of action and movement displayed by Mark Pauline’s machines are unique. While in Québec City, Mark Pauline will hold a conférence to talk about his approach and present works that have established SRL’s reputation as a pioneer of industrial performance. He will also discuss current projects and give advice to those interested in successfully completing projects that border the impossible. Mark Pauline’s talk will be supported by documentation of actions and performances with his machines, robots and other devices and effects, most of which are simply spectacular. He will also discuss the political aspect of his practice and the ritual and satire underlying the work at Survival Research Labs. Mark Pauline, activist and engaged artist, is also a highly engaging speaker.






Norbert Möslang and Toshimaru Nakamura

May 10 at 7 p.m., Espace 400e Bell

The two artists will discuss their artistic and musical practices and the link each maintains with the theme of the Manif d’art 6. Norbert Möslang will speak in particular about his visual art practice and his unusual tools for musical creation. Toshimaru Nakamura will explain his approach and the singular sound composition device he uses. The presentations will be interspersed with excerpts of their respective works. Hosted by Eric Mattson.

The master class will be given in English. A French interpreter will be present. With participation of Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council

Manon Labrecque

May 17 at 5 p.m., Espace 400e Bell

A presentation of an important aspect of the artist’s installations, which rely on the Relationship between still images and the devices she aptly describes as “reanimation mechanisms.” Known for her videos, Manon Labrecque will also reflect on the image and kinetic principles, another aspect of her practice. In collaboration with VU PHOTO.

François Mathieu

May 19 at 2 p.m., Auditorium of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

A presentation of François Mathieu sculptural work, accompanied by video excerpts. The meeting will be followed by a tour of the installation De l’air et du plomb, presented in the rotunda of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Ingrid Bachmann 

May 23 at 5 p.m., MATERIA

The artist will discuss the conception and creation of the works shown during Manif d’art 6, including the development of the sculptures’ material and interfaces. Bachmann will also contextualize this recent production within her practice in general. The meeting will be held at 367, boulevard Charest Est, local 301 (3rd floor). In collaboration with MATERIA.

Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag 

Artist in residence at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE,

Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag will meet the public to speak of his research into light, as explored in the installation GAMMAvert, presented in the context of the Manif d’art 6. He will also speak of a current project, concerning the aurora borealis. The master class will be given in English. A French interpreter will be present. In collaboration with LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE.

Yann Farley 

June 2 at 2 p.m., Espace 400e Bell

A presentation of the installation CORPUS S1-11 (version bêta 1.0), accompanied by video excerpts and followed by a demonstration of his installation in the exhibition hall. In collaboration with Avatar.