Hexagram Research-Creation: Displace v 1.0, Chris Salter+Tez+David Howes, Hexagram, Nov 16-20, 2011

Hi everyone, please take a look at the following invitation from Hexagram,

This can be a very interesting experience, especially if you're interested in typical and non-typical perception, in altered states of consciousness and in experiential basis for making sense of reality. Also, it can be very inspiring to see what can be done with technology in order to affect our embodied reality.

Insider information: if you're thinking of coming, RESERVE YOUR SPOT RIGHT AWAY! This invitation will soon be sent out to more people, and there are not that many time slots available, since they can only accommodate 6 people at a time for a 45 min experience.

I made my reservation for 15.45 on Wednesday.


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Momoko Allard <hexinfo@alcor.concordia.ca>
Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Subject: Hexagram Research-Creation: Displace v 1.0, Chris Salter+Tez+David Howes, Hexagram, Nov 16-20, 2011
To: Momoko Allard <hexinfo@alcor.concordia.ca>

DISPLACE (v 1.0)

Performative Sensory Environment



Image: David Jhave Johnston


Chris Salter | Tez | David Howes

+ Anke Burger, Shannon Collis, Natalie Doonan, Florencia Marchetti, David Szanto, Harry Smoak, Matt Tremblay


American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, 2011

November 16-20, 2011



Black Box 

Engineering and Visual Arts Building (level S3)

1515 St. Catherine Street West (Corner of Guy and St. Catherine or Metro Guy-Concordia)

Montreal, Canada

15h-20h daily, except Thursday, November 17 (15h-17:30h, 20h)

Admission: FREE

For reservations: http://xmodal.hexagram.ca/displace


Displace is a performative environment developed by Chris Salter, Tez and anthropologist David Howes which intermingles multiple sensory phenomena in order to heighten and transform our habitual modes of perception. Over a 45 minute period, groups of 6 visitors progress through a sequence of sensory-based spaces. At first, these environments mix gustatory and haptic stimuli, and then gradually convoke all of the senses inside intense, almost hallucinatory spaces where flickering color, sound, tactile vibrations and fleeting tastes and scents merge to the point of saturation.


The project is part 1 of a larger series of works conducted under the FQRSC supported research project "Mediations of Sensation." Displace will be open to the general public and delegates to the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meetings in Montreal from 15h-20h on Wednesday, November 16-Sunday 20 November 2011. It is officially listed as an AAA innovent on the conference program. There are 6 places every 45 minutes for visitors and AAA delegates will be given priority from Wednesday-Sunday. 


Additionally, there are two talks with David Howes and Chris Salter that will take place on Thursday, November 17 from 18h-19h in the Black Box space. Afterwards, there will also

be a reception. At 8:00 pm, Displace will resume for an additional session.


With the support of the FQRSC, Hexagram Concordia and LabXmodal.









About Tore Nielsen

Researcher at University of Montreal and Director of Dream & Nightmare Laboratory
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