From: Momoko Allard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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
Engineering and Visual Arts Building (level S3)
1515 St. Catherine Street West (Corner of Guy and St. Catherine or Metro Guy-Concordia)
15h-20h daily, except Thursday, November 17 (15h-17:30h, 20h)
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.