Architecture Concordia at TML
Where: Topological Media Lab, Concordia, Ev-7.725
When: Friday november 21
Architecture Concordia’s first speaker series presents:
Indra Kagis McEwen
“Plečnik perennis? A Slovenian architect’s conversation with antiquity.”
Hot Spot: a Montréal artist’s conversation with public space
(prompted by the architectural projection, Murs aveugles (Blind Walls), 2014, Isabelle Hayeur)
The recent removal of Isabelle Hayeur’s architectural projection, MURS AVEUGLES, from the BNL MTL has sparked outrage amongst many artists as well as business owners and community members of the “Main”. Those concerned have emotional depths in parallel but their reasons for this disquiet are glaringly distinct. Many feel the threat to freedom of expression is the pinnacle of rights to be protected while many community members, including the owner of the building that Hayeur projected onto, feel the work was incendiary and posed a threat to the building and her business’s well being.
This public art work then becomes the locus of discussion around notions of public, property, architecture as defensible space as well as the internal and external divisions and definitions of building itself. The particular site is deeply contested and welcomes a critical analysis of the multiple social spaces being activated, articulated and occupied here.
To be held in The Topological Media Lab: Concordia University on 7th floor of the East side of the Engineering and Visual Arts Complex. Room EV-7.725. 6 PM