alchemical narratives is a workshop series hosted by Aaron Finbloom in collaboration with Navid Navab and the TML exploring material temporalities, rhythms of perception, and geodynamics of duration. Each workshop will be a collaborative investigation into these issues through texts and discussion alongside unique platforms of non-traditional theoretical performative activation. The workshop series can be […]

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Scoring Philosophy — Or How to Choreograph Thought via Conversation, Action & Movement Taught by Aaron Finbloom Date: Dec 14 – Dec 19, 12-2:30pm | Culminating in a Final Presentation on Sunday Dec 20th @ 6pm Location: The Topological Media Lab (Concordia University, EV Building 7.725) Cost: $40 for the entire course Philosophy is typically […]

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Download Poster Artist Talk: Teoma Jackson Naccarato Thursday November 5th / 5:00 – 6:30 Join choreographer Teoma Naccarato for a discussion of shifting attitudes and approaches towards embodiment and technology within interactive performance. Naccarato will present her interdisciplinary research and creation practice, which involves contemporary dance with video, audio, and biosensor technologies, to investigate vulnerability, […]

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Download Poster November 10th, 4:00 – 6:00 Open Meeting / Open House TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB EV- 7.725 EV building, Concordia Univ. 1515 St. Catherine Street West (corner of Guy) info: michael.montanaro@concordia.ca / topologicalmedialab.net Come see what we’re up to?

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InTime Call out for Researchers master The Topological Media Lab (TML) was established in 2001 as a trans-disciplinary atelier-laboratory for collaborative research creation. In 2005, TML moved to Concordia University and the Hexagram research network in Montréal, Canada. Its projects serve as case studies in the construction of fresh modes of cultural knowledge and the […]

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Table of contents STEPHANIE MORIN-ROBERT “Coming And Going” MARCH 18th 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB Company: For Body And light Show Title: Coming And Going Choreography and Lighting Design: Stéphanie Morin-Robert Spoken Word and Music: Ian Ferrier Dancers and company collaborators: Allison Burns, Linnea Gwiazda *Created during a creative residency in the Bay Of […]

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Table of contents AARON FINBLOOM MARCH 11th 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB Aaron Finbloom is a philosopher, performance artist, musician and co-founder of The School of Making Thinking (SMT) – an artist/thinker residency program and experimental college. Much of his work is interested in exploring the inner workings of dialogue/dialectics by creating quasi-structured conversations […]

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No Distance a work of Maria Kefirova and Miguel Angel Melgares in collaboration with Nikolaos Chandolias Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th of February at the Hexagram Video Production Studio EV 10.760 at 19:00. Presented by Topological Media Lab

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Waking Dreaming Being We would like to invite you to a reading group/interdisciplinary seminar to dive into Evan Thompson’s new book: Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation and Philosophy. On Friday’s 2-4PM SCHEDULE February 20 – Chapter 1 What is Consciousness (March 6th – reading week, I’ll be away) March 13 – Chapters […]

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Table of contents CHRISTINE SWINTAK JANUARY 28th 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB Swintak is a Canadian artist working in variety of media including site-responsive sculpture, installation, performance and video. Approaching the world as her studio, her large-scale commission-based practice has included moving almost an entire house by hand without the aid of machinery, creating […]

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Table of contents SHAUNA JANSSEN “Making Site-Specific Art and the Politics of the Event of Place” FEBRUARY 4th 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB Shauna is an urban curator with a background in theatre and interdisciplinary studies. She received her Ph.D in Humanities (2014), Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University, […]

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Table of contents ANDREW FORSTER “Creepy” FEBRUARY 11th 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB Andrew Forster is a visual artist. His work includes collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects, installation, live events for public space, prformance-video, sculpture and design for public space. Current work has two primary directions: firstly, movement-based performance, installation, video-installation, shown in visual art and […]

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Table of contents DAVID MORRIS FEBRUARY 18th 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB David Morris co-director of the TML, is expert in the field of phenomenology with a focus on the philosophy of the body, mind and nature in relation to current biology and cognitive science. Morris is currently working on a SSHRC funded research and […]

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Table of contents ALBERTO PEREZ-GOMEZ  “Place and Architectural Space” MARCH 4th 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB Alberto Pérez-Gómez was born in Mexico City in 1949 and became a Canadian Citizen and a Quebec resident in 1987. He obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture and engineering in Mexico City, did postgraduate work at Cornell University, […]

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Table of contents MATTHEW-ROBIN NYE “Architecture… in Process” APRIL 1st 4-6 PM – TOPOLOGICAL MEDIA LAB Queer Space can be concrete or abstract: a space expressed in the material dimensions of the built environment, or conjured through social and discursive practices. At present, my research and production explores and maps its political potential and aesthetic dimensions through […]

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Screening at the lab of the film: To Live in the Age of Melting: Northwest Passage Where: Topological Media Lab When: Friday November 28th Time: 7PM Please join us Friday, November 28th at the Topological Media Lab for a special screening of a new film by Evalyn parry (Toronto) and Elysha Poirier (Montreal). To Live in the […]

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Pre-mediation show Where: Topological Media Lab, EV.7.725 When: Thusday november 27th Time: 6:30 PM Navid Navab and Felix Del Tredici are joined by local musicians and other members of TML in a night of improvised hallucinations within TML’s responsive ecology. Standing upon nothing and going nowhere at all, we will drip, drift, clash, clang, sweep, […]

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Architecture Concordia at TML Where: Topological Media Lab, Concordia, Ev-7.725 When: Friday november 21 Time: 6PM Architecture Concordia’s first speaker series presents: Indra Kagis McEwen “Plečnik perennis? A Slovenian architect’s conversation with antiquity.” Website: http://art-history.concordia.ca/people/faculty/mcewen_kagis_indra.php jake moore Hot Spot: a Montréal artist’s conversation with public space (prompted by the architectural projection, Murs aveugles (Blind Walls), 2014, […]

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PLANT-THINKING SEMINAR Based on the book Plant Thinking : A Philosophy of Vegetal Life by Michael Marder, this reading seminar is a starting point for discussion and aims at engaging and nurturing a creative community of thought interested in a better understanding of vegetal life. SCHEDULE Start: November 7th End: December 19th Weekly meeting, every […]

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The Jamoma training will be hosted by TML artist-researchers working with this program. They will present and explain different examples and provide a DIY hands-on workshop. NEXT WORKSHOPS October 22th, 12-3, With Evan Montpellier This workshop will cover a set of Jamoma modules for manipulating video in realtime. Topics that will be covered include: -Installing Jamoma. -The Syphon […]

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  Cafe X-OSC is an occasion to have your lunch in a responsive environment and to talk with TML members.

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OPEN HOUSE 2014 When : September 23rd, 2014, 3-6pm Where: 1515 St. Catherine West EV 7.725The Topological Media Lab would like to invite you and your departments to come to our Open House on September 23rd from 3 to 6pm, where our responsive environment will offer a peek at  new experiments and installations happening in the lab. We will […]

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 CAMPFIRE When: Bi-weekly, starting September 9th 2014, 5-7pm Where: 1515 St. Catherine West EV 7.725 Starting September 9th, the TML will be holding campfire meetings bi-weekly Tuesday at 5 o’clock to recapitulate the ongoing projects and to talk about the future ones. If you are interested in being a part of any of this year’s projects, the campfires are […]

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents vol 1 : “Space” in Phenomenology of Perception by Merleau-Ponty  Seminar Coordinator: Omar Al Faleh Co-directed by Elizaveta Solomonova and MJ Thompson   The Table of Content is a cross-disciplinary, inter-departmental, and inter-university seminar that connects graduate and undergraduate students and researchers through a critical and cross-disciplinary reading in philosophy […]

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The Topological Media Lab will host 3 workshops during the Encuentro festival the 24th, 25th and 26th of June 2014. A series of three workshops directed towards exploring the lab’s philosophical and physical engagement with various streams of research, techniques and technologies used in the “enchantment of environments and matter” and the expression of that research […]

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A new article has been released in Printemps Numérique regarding the work two researchers from our lab, Jérôme Delapierre and Navid Navab. It details their recent project presented at la Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal. Article source : http://printempsnumerique.info/univers-visuel-sonore-debut-du-printemps-numerique/

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Movements of Thought 4 Thursday, May 15th,  12:30 – 14:30 – Usine C In collaboration with Usine C, the Senselab has launched a serie of activities OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE : Movements of Thought and Knots of Thought. The next Movements of Thought will focus on Sound Art practices – through deep listening, […]

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T.I.:VOL 5.:MOVING SPACES When : May 1th, 2014 Where: 1515 St. Catherine West EV 7.725 Starts: 7:30 pm, PWYC [wpsgallery] Moving Spaces (2002) – Christian Wolff (b. 1934) – Christian Wolff wrote Moving Spaces in 2002 for Loose Time, a work by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The piece is rooted in improvisation, ruled by […]

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T.R.: VOL. 6: RADIUS When : April 29th, 2014 Where: 1515 St. Catherine West EV 7.725 Starts: 6 pm [wpsgallery] Jeff Kolar will discuss his ongoing curatorial project Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago, IL, USA. Radius features a new project monthly with statements by artists who use radio as a primary […]

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T.R: VOL. 5: MOTHER OF BALLOON MUSIC When : April 25th, 2014 Where: 1515 St. Catherine West EV 7.725 Starts: 6 pm [wpsgallery] Latex balloons have been Judy Dunawayʼs primary musical instrument and her primary compositional focus for over twenty years. At Topological Media Lab, she will give a lecture/demonstration about the amazing ways that […]

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T.R:VOL. 4: ORBITAL RESONANCE “Thinking of atmospheres also returns us to the breath, to the continuous and necessary exchange between subject and environment, a movement that forms a multiplicity existing within the space necessary for sound to sound, and for Being, in whatever form, to resonate” (Dyson, 2009:17). A Research-Creation Project by Margaret Jean Westby […]

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T.R: VOL. 3: THREADS An interactive installation by Oana Suteu Khintirian and Navid Navab. WHEN : APRIL 16TH, 2014 WHERE: 1515 ST. CATHERINE WEST, EV 4.502, Matrabox, TIME: 5:00 PM [wpsgallery] Direction: http://matralab.hexagram.ca/find-us/ Threads is exploring new haptic ways of engaging with paper. Dwelling with the mnemonic dimension of the written word, it puts under […]

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T.R: VOL.2 : SWEET ON THE SPOT Physical spaces for music concerts, installation and multimedia work invite to work with the available air volume in the space by surrounding it with sound sources, ie. loudspeakers, thus filling the void with moving air molecules, hence sound. Advanced sound rendering techniques also seem to allow the placement […]

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T.R: VOL.1: HMMM by Kathy Kennedy The HMMM is an ongoing workshop in vocal exploration for beginners as well as advanced vocalists. February 12, 2014 Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: February 12, 2014 – 9:00 pm [wpsgallery] Kathy Kennedy and founding members have devised and tested a body of exercises to improve the individual’s listening abilities, […]

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T.I : VOL. 4 : SINGING IN PLACE Singing In Place is a live performance. Improvised singing – with and without electronic processing – is used to convey the memory of walks taken. The voice is often combined with field recordings and texts. When : April 2th, 2014 Where: 1515 St. Catherine West EV 7.725 […]

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Improvised Telematic Performance with Pauline Oliveros (Birmingham, UK), Chris Chafe (CCRMA, Stanford), Doug Van Nort (Hexagram Black Box, Montreal), Jonas Braasch (CCC center, EMPAC). part of Frontiers Festival. Followed by local performance (Van Nort + guests) at the Hexagram site inside a 16-Channel overhead/under-foot haptic/sound system. When : April 1th, 2014 Where: 1515 St. Catherine […]

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T.I : VOL.2 : TRANSMISSIONS & RESONANCE A set of improvised sonic explorations, transmission to/from the boundaries of the space. Meditations on the continuity and connectedness of resonance. WHEN : MARCH 27TH. WHERE: TML TIME: 7:30, PWYC [wpsgallery] JULIEN OTTAVI http://www.apo33.org/noise/doku.php Julien Ottavi is part of a generation of audio artists to emerge in the […]

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  15 February – 8 March 2014 Matthews Center iStage, Synthesis Center School of Arts, Media + Engineering Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA Purpose The main scientific goal of this Residency is to gain insight into (1) temporal texture via simple relational (vs ego-centered) productions of correlated patterns over time, and (2) transitions in continuous, […]

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[instant_gallery] This fall the Topological Media Lab participated to the Play as Inquiry event hosted at the Gray Center for Arts of the University of Chicago. Play as Inquiry asks how artists & scholars might construe their practices as play. This 3-day practicum hosted by the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry featured distinct and […]

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[instant_gallery] When : September 19-21, 2013 Where: McGill University This three day research-creation workshop explores the “when” of art, forms in time, and the ways time forms experience. For this event, we plan to contribute a few installations designed to poetically transmute your sense of dynamic, change, rhythm: an Umbrella quivering under a block of […]

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Starting September 11th, the TML will be holding campfire meetings every tuesday at 4:30 to recapitulate the ongoing projects and to talk about the future ones. If you are interested in being a part of any of this years projects, the weekly campfires are a good way to get involve and to meet TML people. […]

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[instant_gallery] When : October 9th, 2013 Where: 1515 St. Catherine West EV 7.725 The Topological Media Lab would like to invite you and your departments to come to our Open House on October 9th from 3 to 6pm, where our responsive environment will offer a peek at new experiments and installations happening in the lab. […]

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Showing on : Monday July 8th; 3PM and Tuesday July 9th; 4PM Location: Dance Black Box, Concordia University MB Building, 1450 Guy St. MB 7.265, Montreal, QC, H3G 2W1 _____________________________________________________________ Dear friends and collegues, We would like to invite you to a private showing of “Practices of Everyday Life: Cooking”. It is an interactive musical […]

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[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/77089477[/vimeo] Einstein Dreams Time Conditioning Open Studio-Lab The Topological Media Lab invite’s you to visit Einstein’s Dreams, time-conditioning installations, at the Concordia Hexagram-Blackbox. For 4 weeks, the Hexagram Blackbox will be transformed into a sandboxfor altering senses of time. Over the course of the month, visitors are invited to encounter this studio-workshop as a prototype […]

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T.I : VOL.1 : A/V QUARTET ++1 Immersive sound and video, featuring solo/duo/quartet/quintet configurations drawn from: If, Bwana (electronics, objects) / Doug Van Nort (voice, electronics) / Katherine Liberovskaya (live video) / Éric Létourneau (synths, gamelan, wind instruments) / Akunniq (the dog) WHEN :FEBRUARY 20TH, 2014 WHERE: 1515 ST. CATHERINE WEST EV 7.725 TIME: 7:30 PM, […]

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Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago) “Fabulously Procedural: Braid, Temporality, and the Videogame Sensorium” Friday 23 November 2012, 4:00 PM Hexagram Resource Center, EV 11th floor Abstract If we are to make sense of the type of art form that digital games are and could someday become, it is critical to understand the new sensorium — […]

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HexaOUT: How can collaboration between the arts, sciences and engineering be enhanced? Friday 16 November 2012 PHI Centre, 407, rue Saint-Pierre (corner of Saint-Paul), 4th Floor, Montreal

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